The European Commission is now reviewing the details on how the majority of EU countries will spend the European recovery money and will decide whether these plans will put us in the path for a greener and more digital Europe.
In carrying out this important scrutiny work, our citizens expect that European institutions work in close collaboration. “In fact, parliamentary scrutiny is the best way to guarantee the quality of the national recovery plans financed with European money,” declared Dacian Cioloș, president of Renew Europe, and he continued: “It is our job as elected Members of the European Parliament to make sure the EU recovery money goes to the right projects and funds the right reforms. In other words, it is our job as politicians to make sure the national recovery plans prepare member states for a greener, more digital Europe.” It is also crucial that the national plans are checked against the "Do No Significant Harm (to the environment)" principle not only when submitted, but also that the activities and reforms respect it when implemented.
Luis Garicano, Renew Europe spokesperson for economic affairs and member of the ECON committee, concluded: “Our message to EU capitals is clear: success of the RRF requires combining investments with reforms to allow the plans to really improve the welfare of the next generation. The European Parliament scrutiny is crucial to ensure that Europe is not a cash machine."
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