Recovery Plan Is ‘Opportunity of The Century’ For EU – Commission Head
The European Union’s 750 billion euro plan to rebuild the economy greener and more digital after the pandemic is an opportunity of the century for the bloc, the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday.
In a video message issued shortly before France and Germany are to jointly present their national plans on how to spend their share of the EU fund, von der Leyen said the EU executive would make sure the multi-year schemes lived up to expectations.
“We want to build a Green Europe, which protects our climate and our environment and which creates sustainable jobs,” she said. “We want to invest in a digital Europe, innovative and competitive in global markets. And we want a resilient Europe, which is better prepared to face future crises.
“We have 750 billion Euros to build our future Union. This is the opportunity of the century for Europe. A truly historic moment,” she said.
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