EU budget and recovery – Reclaiming the future for cities

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Cities were hit hardest by the corona pandemic - Dario Nardella, mayor of Florence and vice-president of Eurocities, declares a state of social and economic emergency for his city and many others across Europe.

In an article published on Euractiv, he argues that cities are key for a sustainable recovery in Europe.

“Cities need direct and rapid access to national and European funding – otherwise we will collapse”, Dario Nardella writes in view of the new EU budget and post COVID-19 recovery fund presented on 27 May by the European Commission. “In exchange, cities have a lot to offer. We can inspire national and European politics to build back better, to create a sustainable recovery.”

You can read the full article here.

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