#NextGenerationEU – Europe’s moment: Repair and prepare for the next generation

Today (27 May), the European Commission has put forward its proposal for a major recovery plan. To ensure the recovery is sustainable, even, inclusive and fair for all member states, the European Commission is proposing to create a new recovery instrument, Next Generation EU, embedded within a powerful, modern and revamped long-term EU budget. The Commission has also unveiled its adjusted Work Programme for 2020, which will prioritise the actions needed to propel Europe’s recovery and resilience.

The coronavirus has shaken Europe and the world to its core, testing health care and welfare systems, our societies and economies and our way of living and working together. To protect lives and livelihoods, repair the Single Market, as well as to build a lasting and prosperous recovery, the European Commission is proposing to harness the full potential of the EU budget. Next Generation EU of €750 billion as well as targeted reinforcements to the long-term EU budget for 2021-2027 will bring the total financial firepower of the EU budget to €1.85 trillion.

More information is available online in a press release and a factsheet on the Adjusted Commission Work Programme 2020.

The President’s speech in the European Parliament plenary will be online here in EN, FR and DE. Watch it live on EbS+.

President von der Leyen will give a press conference following the European Parliament plenary debate, followed by press conference by Commissioner Hahn. Follow live on EbS.

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