David Sassoli President of the European Parliament

"COVID-19 has revealed many realities: it has revealed our fragility, our being important to each other, the importance of acting together and working together for the common good"

In his message to TerritoriALL, the President of the European Parliament emphasizes that EU regional policy must remain flexible and effective in addressing the challenges of the crisis that COVID has caused. The economic stimulus provided by public institutions should be used to radically change our economic models. Against this backdrop, our thematic dossier on the geography of COVID-19 and first policy responses (pages 10-33) is paving the way to better informed policies at European and regional levels.

David Sassoli stresses also the importance of the sustainable investment plan and the Just Transition Fund to help finance the transition to a green and fair economy in all regions of the Union. Significant resources, substantial public and private investment, will be mobilized to help the communities most affected by a transition to a carbon economy, while encouraging proactive projects and initiatives.

This article appears in the A regional geography of COVID-19 Issue of TerritoriALL

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