A press conference was held at 6.00. The special meeting in Brussels marked the first time members of the European Council have met in person since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.

The question of how the economic and social impacts of the pandemic can be mitigated was a clear priority on the agenda. In concrete terms, the European Council discussed the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the EU's next long-term budget, and the proposed €750-billion emergency recovery instrument, known as “Next Generation EU”.

More information on the results of the summit as well as livestreams of the arrivals and press conferences can be found here: