Future-proofing the EU: PES welcomes Strategic Foresight Report

09/09/2020

Maroš Šefčovič

European Commission Vice-President for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, Maroš Šefčovič, speaking at the press conference on the launch of the Strategic Foresight Report. Photo: EBS

The Strategic Foresight Report published today by European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič is a welcome move towards a fairer, more sustainable and more resilient Europe, the Party of European Socialists has said.

The PES welcomes the focus of the Strategic Foresight Report, in particular the identification of the strategic priorities which closely follow PES priorities: a fair economy, social and regional cohesion, the European Pillar of Social Rights, a just transition which leaves no-one behind, the potential of digital, secure global supply chains, innovation, and democracy.

PES President Sergei Stanishev said:

“The report puts progressive policies at the heart of the EU’s long-term agenda. We now need to see these reflected in next week’s State of the Union.

“Socialists and democrats do not want to see a recovery that returns things to the way they were. The EU needs to be more ambitious about the future. We need to push ahead towards a green, digital and fair future. That is why this report is so important. It shows how we can future-proof our Union.”

PES President Sergei Stanishev also thanked Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič for his work, underlining that once again, progressives are leading on building a Europe where economic growth goes hand-in-hand with human wellbeing, sustainability, and cohesion.