Letter to REGI Committee on sustainable cohesion policy funding

Financing the transition

On 22 January 2019 and in February the REGI Committee will vote on the Common Provisions Regulation (CPR) and on the European Regional Development Fund / Cohesion Fund Regulation (ERDF/CF) respectively. These two pieces of legislation will determine the shape and direction of Cohesion Policy post-2020.

This letter aims at drawing MEPs’ attention to key provisions within these regulations that are needed to promote the urgently needed just and fair transition away from fossil fuels to a zero-emission and circular economy, for the creation of a more sustainable Europe that brings prosperity without harming the climate, biodiversity or unnecessarily wasting resources.

Letter to REGI MEPs Jan 2019 sustainable cohesion policy funding




Open letter: Support public investments for a stronger, more resilient and sustainable economy

We are deeply concerned about the return of overly restrictive fiscal policy. The final compromise on the reform of the EU economic governance due to be voted on by the European Parliament and the Council is multiplying unsubstantiated and arbitrary numerical benchmarks, which will trigger a wave of cuts to public budgets across Europe. Several countries, such as Germany, France and Denmark, have already cut or are planning to cut green investment and social spending for 2024 and 2025.

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