April 23, 2020 / 6:09 PM / a month ago

Dutch PM Rutte says EU will work toward recovery fund

FILE PHOTO: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrives for the a special European council on budget in Brussels, Belgium February 20, 2020. Julien Warnand/Pool via REUTERS

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte tweeted on Thursday that EU leaders had agreed to work on a recovery fund after a video call about the global coronavirus outbreak.

“On the basis of proposals from the European Commission we will work in a constructive manner on a joint strategy for the recovery phase, linked to the multiannual budget,” Rutte said in a tweet.

Reporting by Stephanie van den Berg; Editing by Chris Reese

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