Schinas: Recovery Fund Offers “Historic Opportunity” to Restart Europe’s Economy

BRUSSELS — "Today we have a unique, historic opportunity to use the Recovery Fund to restart the European economy, aiming at digital and green growth," said Margaritis Schinas, Vice President of the European Commission, in a speech at the Economist Conference ahead of the European Council summit.

"Now is the time to create a 'new Europe' that can face the 'new world' that is emerging, while at the same time defending the European way of life and its values," he said, referring to the lessons learned from the pandemic, which empowers the EU to pave its path to the future "collectively and by breaking taboos."

One lesson Europe has learned, he noted, is that "it must make a leap towards strategic autonomy and European sovereignty, and this issue will be at the heart of discussions today and tomorrow between EU heads of state."



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