The European Union is at a turning point regarding its Green Deal and post-crisis recovery. The “Fit for 55” package that plans to reform 50 European legislative acts by the end of 2022 raises some important questions. How can the previous path of economic development in the EU be significantly changed to enable a climate-neutral European economy by 2050 without fracturing our societies? As the time has come to implement the ambitious objectives of the Green Deal, what are the perspectives for the legislative package mid-July and the general prospects of success in the next months? What potential areas of cooperation and conflict exist between Member States on these issues? Are we noticing a fundamental paradigm shift in our economic model, or are there still significant obstacles to overcome? What role can France and Germany play in meeting these challenges?
These and further questions were discussed by Florence Schulz, French--German journalist at Tagesspiegel Background Energie & Klima with Pascal Canfin, Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) during a one-hour Breakfast Talk on 17 June 2021.
Please find the recording of the event on our Youtube-Channel.
This event was organised by the Genshagen Foundation and Institut Montaigne as part of the Genshagen Forum for French-German Dialogue and was related to our paper series Green Deal reloaded — Perspectives for a Sustainable and Just Transition of the EU.