NextGenerationEU: President von der Leyen in Latvia, Germany and Italy to present Commission assessment of national recovery plans

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Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will travel to Latvia, Germany and Italy tomorrow, Tuesday 22 June, as she continues her NextGenerationEU tour of capitals. She is visiting these countries to personally hand over the result of the Commission’s assessment and Recommendation to the Council on the approval of the national recovery and resilience plans in the context of NextGenerationEU. On Tuesday morning, the President will start her day in Riga with a bilateral meeting with Krišjānis Kariņš, Prime Minister of Latvia. She will then travel to Berlin, where she will be received by Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany. On Tuesday afternoon, the President will be in Rome where she will meet Mario Draghi, Prime Minister of Italy. President von der Leyen will also visit several projects that are or will be funded under the Recovery and Resilience Facility. These projects are active in the fields of material science, water management, sustainable architecture and design in Latvia, the film industry in Italy, and smart solutions in healthcare in Germany.