«Next Generation EU» to boost MFF
European Commission adopts adjusted Work Programme 2020
In particular, the Commission remains fully determined to deliver on its flagship initiatives, the European Green Deal and the Digital Strategy, as they are key to relaunching the European economy and building a more resilient, sustainable, fair and prosperous Europe.
But at the same time, with the adjusted Work Programme for 2020, the Commission is responding to the coronavirus pandemic by refocusing its work, postponing several initiatives and prioritising the most urgent actions needed.
Council discusses R&D priorities
During a meeting that was dominated by Covid-19 and the role that R&D can play to help prevent future pandemics, the Council of the European Union heard from the German representative, who presented the R&D priorities for its forthcoming presidency, which starts on 1 July. These consist mainly of continuing the coordinated crisis management across the EU while pursuing mid- and long-term EU objectives, including technological sovereignty, digital transformation and the green deal. Further information can be found on the Council’s website, linked below.