Following the midterm elections in the European Parliament, the Renew Europe Group released its legislative and policy priorities for the remainder of this parliamentary mandate, until 2024.
Covering the green and digital transitions, unleashing the EU’s economic potential, migration and asylum, foreign policy, trade and fundamental rights, Renew Europe believes that a reinvigorated and united European Union is the answer to common challenges.
In these priorities, Renew Europe also calls for tough defence of the rule of law and fundamental rights, by stopping money flows to autocrats. To bring the EU institutions closer to citizens and increase the effectiveness of the Union, the Group demands institutional reform ahead of the next European elections, both in the European Parliament and European Council.
Stéphane Séjourné (LREM, FR), President of Renew Europe, said:
"European cooperation provided the answer to the pandemic, both in terms of the joint purchase of vaccines and the landmark Next Generation EU investment programme that Renew Europe spearheaded. We do not rest on our laurels; the challenges before us are wide-ranging, which is why Renew Europe has proposed an agenda to shape a Union that responds to the everyday needs of citizens."
"We will fight injustice wherever it is found and seek to leave no one behind. Our institutions must be renewed so Europeans can take their destiny into their own hands. Law by law, project by project, reform by reform, we will fight for a green, free, proud and fully sovereign Europe."
Malik Azmani MEP (VVD, NL), First Vice President of Renew Europe, said:
"I am looking forward to the coming 2.5 years and continuing to make progress on renewing the European Union. We have been and will continue to be a strong voice for European cooperation and integration to make our continent more able to cope with the serious issues of our time. The European Union needs to ensure its autonomous strength on the international stage.
During the coming 2.5 years we have important legislative files to bring across the finish line, on subjects such as migration, digital, climate and internal and external markets. In the meantime, we need to enhance our common security and defence. Only by working together we can achieve our common goal to make Europe stronger. I am proud that as First Vice-President of Renew Europe, I can contribute to this with a powerful team of motivated colleagues."
You can read the priorities in full online here.