The European Council need to swiftly agree on the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework (MFF) on top of the Next Generation EU recovery plan and make sure the future of the European project is financed.
Only if the EU acts in a coordinated way, demand will be successfully stimulated, inciting economy and securing quality employment in Europe.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen presented the European Commission's revised proposals for the EU recovery, relying on the Next Generation EU instrument, for an updated Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 and an adapted Commission Work Programme for 2020.
Key demands in Ceemet’s Recovery plan, such as stimulating demand, strengthening the single market and adapting it to the digital age to facilitate digital transformation of the industry turned out to be key priorities for the Commission too.
Within the framework of the Recovery and Resilience Facility, Strategic Investment Facility and the InvestEU programme, the Commission foresees the tools that stimulate investment in the «Green Deal» and the digital transformation of industry.
Moving ahead – there is no time to lose
Ceemet is pleased that there is broad agreement on the measures the Commission suggests to be taken, as out of the 12 Ceemet action points and recommendations, the Commission considered 9. This indicates the added value of consulting industry and involving social partners.
Ceemet calls now on Member States to adopt the proposal and agree on the next MFF. This would ensure that can the EU budget can come into force on 1 January 2021 and start without delay boosting investment and protecting jobs in a targeted and effective way.
As European Social Partner for a highly innovative sector providing 17 million direct qualitative jobs, Ceemet will do its share ensuring that support gets where it contributes to an international competitive industry in Europe sustaining a social Europe.