Euralarm supports European industry’s request to Commision for a Revised Working Program 2020

30 April 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has an enormous impact on the European industry. It requires them to focus all resources on the immediate challenges of the recovery from the crisis. Therefore Orgalim together with Euralarm and other associations sent a letter to European President van der Leyen requesting to review the prioritisation of the Commission work in 2020 in light of Covid-19.

According to the supporting partners, among which Euralarm, the single most important factor for the request to review the Commission Working Program 2020 is the focus on economic recovery after the crisis. We call the Commission to postpone the current and planned consultations for 2020 which do not immediately support a recovery from the crisis by minimum six months. With this letter the industrial partners are asking Europe to support the ability for their respective industries to focus all required resources and investments on the immediate challenges of the recovery from the crisis. Such a recovery should allow the industries to focus on rebuilding a solid and sustainable industrial base and reinforcing the long-term competitiveness of the European industries.

Euralarm supports the Orgalim and partners request which is divided into three parts:

  • Urgent requests concerning postponement of implementation of legislation,
  • Working Programme 2020 specific requests for prioritisation,
  • Broader areas we believe the European Commission should focus on, to support the recovery.

A complete overview of the request to review the prioritisation can be found here.

Martin Franke

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