Dalli will coordinate S&D policy on EU’s Green New Deal

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Partit Laburista head of delegation and MEP Miriam Dalli has been appointed as coordinator of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament on policies in favour of a new economic model that ensures competitiveness and environmental protection. This step comes as part of the EU’s Green New Deal.

As Vice-President responsible for this portfolio, Dalli will be working on a new industrial policy that ensures innovation, social protection, economic competitiveness and climatic integrity.

“The European Green New Deal will be our priority for the next years,” Dalli said. The MEP highlighted that ensuring a proper transition would offer a business opportunity that economies should tap into whilst making sure that no one is left behind.

Dalli will be coordinating the work on the EU’s first European Climate law which the President elect for the European Commission committed herself to introduce in the first 100 days of the new European Commission. This Climate law will be setting the basis for the long-term ambition of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and mid-term targets for 2030, which the S&D want to see set at 55%.

Dalli will also be overseeing work related to the Just Transition Fund, a fund which is to be set up to help workers be prepared for changes that can happen in certain industries particularly energy intensive ones.

Other responsibilities assigned to Dalli include agricultural and fisheries policies, including a new approach for a sustainable Blue Economy. Dalli will also be working on an S&D strategy for Green Financing and also the political group’s strategy to address Energy Poverty.

Dalli has also been entrusted with supervising policies pertaining to the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee; emissions from all transport modes; the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee; the Fisheries Committee and the energy sector.