CENTER FOR STRATEGIC & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES | Before the coronavirus crisis upended every government’s priorities, the European Commission was focused on implementing its signature initiative, the European Green Deal. Now, with an economic crisis looming, the European Commission, the European Central Bank and governments across Europe have naturally turned their gaze to crisis management. But the European Green Deal is not going away, despite some calls to that effect and even if initiatives might slip as priorities get reshuffled. Sooner or later, Europe’s attention will turn to putting together a more durable fiscal stimulus, and the European Green Deal is as good a guide as any about where Europe’s leaders see their economies as needing to go.
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