News - 21 Luglio 2020 Next Generation EU: After a Marathon of Negotiation, Everyone Wins and Loses A very hard political game has been played on the governance of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The issue raised by the Netherlands in a provocative way, however, is systemic. The alleged Conte-Rutte clash has been a pretext for the latter and for the Austrian Prime Minister Kurz to underline the desire to replace the Franco-German axis with a "hybrid" one, with variable geographies, in which even the little countries can count. In the clash between the Frugal4 and Germany and France, does Italy gain? There are two visions of Europe and European integration on the scales, where for now the Euro-opportunist seems to have prevailed, but the game is not over. The European Commission is the big loser in this marathon of negotiation….