How exactly Italy will use its over € 200 billion share of the recovery fund remains to be seen. But NextGeneration EU is much more than just money: it is a historic agreement that, for the first time, sees the 27 EU Member States sharing economic risks at a time of global crisis.
How was its achievement possible? We talked about this with Maurizio Ferrera, Professor of Political Science at the University of Milan, who explains how Angela Merkel's Germany played (once again) a crucial role. Hint: Europe is not a foreign affair; it is national interest.
Interview and videomaking: Giulia Riva
Subtitles: Gianluca Pozzoni