04 Feb, 2020

Ready to deliver a more effective & capable Union!

Ahead of the the presentation of the Working Programme of the European Commission, Renew Europe has finalised an intensive internal reflection process to draw up its priorities for each parliamentary committee, in order to anticipate the up-coming initiatives to be tabled by the European Commission. In the context of Brexit, more than ever, a new common dynamic is needed. The European Union must deliver for its citizens and act as a united voice in the world.

Building on last summer’s agreement on the Guidelines of the European Commission, which reflected widely Renew Europe’s priorities, the Group has defined more detailed orientations for each of its core political initiatives for the mandate.

A new generation of pro-Europeans has a new set of European ideals. To achieve this, we have set out an ambitious, pragmatic programme to defend the rule of law, to be a frontrunner in innovation, to preserve the environment, to create job growth and opportunities, to strengthen the European Union’s role in the world and to modernise our institutions around four key directions:

Renew Europe President Dacian Cioloș said:

“We must draw all lessons from Brexit and launch a new dynamic for the European project. Renew Europe is ready to start delivering on the priorities of this mandate with clear common vision and high expectations for the future proposals of the Commission. This mandate should be the mandate of a Renewed Europe. Protecting the rule of law and countering the populists and nationalists, finding solutions not only to achieve our 2050 climate neutral target, but also to transform this generational project into opportunities and prosperity; becoming a front runner in the digital world while at the same time enhancing individual rights and freedom; fighting for the internal market, fair competition and against tax evasion and money laundering. All these ambitions require tangible solutions and actions from the European Union, with a responsibility not only to set targets and objectives but also to find the right policy tools to achieve those objectives. It is because we believe in Europe that we want to renew it!”

First Vice-President Malik Azmani added:

“These priorities show that our Group is ready to Renew Europe, we have defined clear objectives for the challenges of our time. Renew wants concrete results on issues like climate, migration, a digital economy for all and preserving our values. We will deliver concrete results for our citizens, who can measure our achievements based on the priorities we set out today”

“We expect the Commission to come up with bold new proposals to tackle the challenges of our time and we will make sure our priorities are reflected in the work of our Union for the years to come.

Please find here our key priorities

Please contact the Renew Europe Group to have access to the full document.

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