On Friday 15 May, the European Parliament adopted, with a large majority, a resolution on the new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), own resources and Recovery plan.
The European Green Party welcomes this resolution. It draws a path to a recovery based on solidarity through the mutualization of debt and the establishment of new EU’s own resources. The resolution, which centers the European Green Deal in the recovery process, is also unambiguous in envisioning a recovery in line with the Paris Agreement and climate neutrality commitments. The Greens are therefore calling on the European Commission and the Council, to demonstrate the same level of ambition for solidarity and sustainability in their own proposals.
Thomas Waitz and Evelyne Huytebroeck, co-chairs of the European Green Party comment:
“This resolution is certainly a reason to rejoice, but we must remain vigilant. The adopted text has shown once again that the Greens in the European Parliament are crucial to ensuring a truly progressive and sustainable agenda for the future of Europe. We are particularly satisfied by the fact that the Greens showed unity once again on this important vote. Many of the demands of the Greens are fully reflected in the adopted resolution.
However, this is only a first step. The European Commission and the Council must listen to the assembly representing European citizens. Across party lines, the European Parliament managed to agree on a text that calls for real solidarity and for a sustainable and resilient recovery. The positions of the European Commission and the Council must reflect this ambition for solidarity and resilience.”
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