27 May 2020

Statement on the new EU long-term budget and COVID-19 Recovery Fund

Today, the European Commission has unveiled its European Recovery Instrument, “Next Generation EU”, alongside a revamped multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027. Here is DIGITALEUROPE’s reaction to the Commission’s announcement.

Director-General of DIGITALEUROPE Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl said:

“The announcement today is an historic moment for Europe. It is clear from President Von der Leyen’s words that digital is a top priority for this Commission. We fully support her vision. Digital technologies are the backbone of a resilient society.

It is therefore puzzling that the dedicated funds for digital – the Connecting Europe Facility and the Digital Europe Programme – have not been given any extra money.

We eagerly await more details of how exactly this budget will deliver on the promise of a digitally transformed Europe. Let’s not miss this decisive opportunity.

We look forward to continuing our positive dialogue with both the Commission and the Member States as this process continues.”

Read the full list of our recommendations

DIGITALEUROPE’s post-COVID recovery plan for a stronger digital Europe

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Chris Ruff
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