Main objectives reached by the December European Council: recovery plans and emission reduction goal agreed

 

On 11-12 December 2020, EU leaders reached a historic agreement on the recovery package and on the 55% emissions reduction goal.

The Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) together with the Next Generation EU recovery instrument of €750 billion, will allow the EU to provide €1.8 trillion of funding over the coming years to support recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most of the sectoral EU funding programmes are expected to be adopted in early 2021 and will apply retroactively from the beginning of 2021.

HOTREC calls on Member States to include tourism at the centre of the recovery plans so that the hospitality sector reaches the level of digital, sustainability and skills that is required for the next decade.

Moreover, and to meet the objective of a climate-neutral EU by 2050 in line with the Paris Agreement, the European Council endorsed a binding EU target of a net domestic reduction of at least 55% in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990.

HOTREC welcomes the target as part of the EU Green Deal. But is counting on the necessary EU and national funding to pursue the goals. Only in this way, micro-enterprises and SME’s will be able to renew buildings; reduce the carbon footprint; become more energy and water resources friendly.

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07 Sep
07/09/2022    
09:00 - 14:00
Draft Agenda for ExCom Meeting on 7 September 2022, Brussels Welcome by the President Anti-trust statement and approval of agenda Approval of minutes of the [...]
HOTREC Package Travel Directive webinar
14/09/2022    
11:00 - 12:00
Latest updates on the PTD review's timeline and policy measures envisaged incl. pre-payments, insolvency protection and cancellation rights. HOTREC will incorporate members' remarks into a revised version of HOTREC position paper and submit it to all for approval.
HOTREC SSD Committee preparatory meeting + update Social Affairs
19/09/2022    
10:00 - 12:00
Main outcome of teh meeting available
22 Sep
22/09/2022    
10:30 - 12:30
Recording of the working group on restaurants is available via WeTransfer until 03 October 2022: https://wetransfer.com/downloads/a1e6a6b32b734f7bf864d82b6470184920220926084450/7c966070da61a95549be6c9fbad2169b20220926084508/42d7ba
23 Sep
23/09/2022    
10:00 - 13:00
Updated agenda of the meeting available
29 Sep
29/09/2022    
All Day
On the 3rd edition of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW), celebrated on 29 September, the FAO and UNAP have [...]
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