EU Commission announces COVID-19 recovery package

The European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, has today presented a new proposal for the EU’s updated seven-year €1 trillion budget and a recovery plan to help economies emerge from the COVID-19 crisis.

Helen Clarkson, CEO of The Climate Group, an international non-profit with a mission to accelerate climate action, says:

“Today’s proposal is a welcome sign that progress is being made towards a green, fair and resilient recovery in Europe. We have a decade to halve global emissions so it’s crucial that this once in a lifetime investment is directed in the right areas with the right ambition. Done well, we could see the provision of jobs and security as well as a net zero future.

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