Sassoli was talking initially of an EU Council geared toward discovering an settlement between member states on the EU’s subsequent long-term funds. The funds for 2021-2027 would be the first because the UK left the EU.
He advised the heads of state and authorities that Parliament was ready to reject any settlement that didn’t give the EU the means to handle the numerous challenges it faces.
“We must equip the Union with all the means necessary to address the challenges that we face together,” he mentioned. “The first and most pressing is local weather change. The Green Deal affords an formidable plan for Europe to change into the primary carbon-neutral continent by 2050. Achieving this may require a significant monetary effort.
“We need resources to boost growth and development, and to support countries, businesses, and people through this transition. We also need to invest in research to ensure Europe is at the forefront and does not need to rely on importing new technologies to whose development it has not contributed.”
He additionally mentioned that “the artificial dichotomy between net contributors and beneficiaries” needs to be damaged. “All member states, without exception, profit from the EU.”
Parliament agreed its place on the long-term funds in 2018. Any settlement can solely come into impact if accredited by the Parliament.