Joint Declaration of the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission EU Legislative Priorities for 2021

In the wake of an unprecedented pandemic, the Union and its citizens have proven themselves resilient. However, the recent resurgence of the coronavirus across Europe shows the overwhelming need for the Member States and the EU institutions to continue acting with care, solidarity, caution and coordination in managing and overcoming the crisis. Where urgent legislative changes were needed to protect lives and livelihoods, Europe showed the resolution and competence to quickly act in the spirit of real European solidarity. The EU has also taken massive action to counter the socio-economic effects of the pandemic, with the adoption of a Multiannual Financial Framework amounting for EUR 1.074 trillion and a recovery fund ‘NextGenerationEU’ of EUR 750 billion. The Commission will pursue its efforts to ensure widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccines to all in need……..The three Institutions agree to give the utmost priority to the following initiatives, in order to achieve as much as possible by the end of 2021 and to set the building blocks for Europe’s transformation, recovery and future resilience:

To implement the European Green Deal, ensuring the climate transition is just and that nobody is left behind, enabling the EU to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 and ensure ambitious progress towards that goal by 2030, preserve bio-diversity, reversing deforestation, making mobility smarter and more sustainable and securing our natural resources

Read the joint statement HERE

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