18.05.2020 | Decisions and statements | Climate

Common Statement on the European Green Deal and a European Recovery Plan

3rd Session of Franco-German Meseberg Climate Working Group

The coronavirus pandemic is confronting Europe and the whole world with an unprecedented challenge. While combating the coronavirus pandemic and its immediate consequences has been at the core of efforts in the last months, now the focus needs to shift towards rebuilding a more sustainable European economy in the medium and long term.

France and Germany stress that the European Green Deal represents a starting point to a comprehensive modern growth strategy. It provides an encompassing framework for a recovery plan aiming to stimulate the economy in a sustainable and innovative way.