BRUSSELS - EU finance ministers agreed a EUR 500 billion rescue Thursday for European countries hit hard by the coronavirus epidemic.
The measures are aimed at helping states hit by the coronavirus pandemic, while also supporting companies and shielding jobs.
The breakthrough came after ministers failed to overcome their differences in protracted talks earlier this week.
A controversial call from hard-hit countries such as Italy and Spain for common debt issuance had already been set aside, after coming up against strong opposition fr...
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