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Research Meets Politics 2020 – Quotes

Quotes from the online event “Rebuilding Europe after Corona: What can France and Germany do?” that took place on 26 June 2020.

Corona has shown that there are two areas where European cooperation is not yet functioning sufficiently: In the field of health and borders.

Clément Beaune, Europe advisor to the French President

We should not miss the opportunity of the crisis to reform our economies. I hope that the Franco-German couple makes sure that climate protection is part of the Recovery Fund.

Franziska Brantner, Spokeswoman for European Politics of the Greens, German Bundestag

The crisis took effect at different times which impacted the economies and health systems in different ways. Due to the different starting positions in each country we need to discuss how we can assist the Southern Member States.

Sylvie Goulard, Deputy Governor of the Bank of France