Next EU legislative term must reconcile climate and industry, says French think tank

(EurActiv, 8 Feb 2024) Équilibre des énergies (EdEn), a French think tank, issued its recommendations for the next EU term of office (2024-2029). In exclusivity for Euractiv France, the group stresses the need for a European industrial strategy that is properly geared towards the climate and the economy, rather than a collection of targets.

The current European Commission’s heritage will for sure be the Green Deal, a series of policy initiatives aimed at putting the EU27 on track to reaching climate neutrality by 2050.

Following the European elections in June, a new set of politicians will take over from the current Commissioners and Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

According to EdEn, a French think tank specialised in industrial policy, this renewal is an opportunity that should not be missed in order to achieve Europe’s 2030 climate and industrial targets.

On Wednesday (7 February), the think tank published a report entitled “Fit for 55… what next?”aimed at future decision-makers.

The document contains 35 recommendations divided into nine key areas and two priorities: the effective reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the reindustrialisation of the EU by 2030.

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