‘Reforming the budget, changing Europe’ – What next? – Open letter to President Barroso
Advocacy letter | 18 June 2010
The open letter, signed by members of the Coalition for Sustainable EU Funds, calls on the President of the European Commission Manuel Barroso to ensure a clear, transparent and participatory EU budget reform process that builds on the outcomes of the 2007-2008 consultation “Reforming the budget, changing Europe”, which delivered an unequivocal request for change.
Stakeholders expressed the clear view that the EU budget must invest in Climate, Energy and Competitiveness as the EU makes the transition to sustainable development. It must be in line with the EU’s long term commitments to fighting climate change and accelerate the EU’s transition to a renewable, resource efficient society in 2050.
The European Commission responded to our letter on July 26, 2010. The response can be downloaded as pdf.
Theme: Energy & climate | Transport | Resource efficiency