Rural areas should not be left behind in the recovery plans

At the start of the "Rural Vision Week", members of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) have expressed concern that rural areas may benefit less from the European Union's plans to help rebuild a post-COVID-19 Europe that is greener, more digital and more resilient. The following statement, which was adopted by the members during the meeting of the CoR's Commission for Natural Resources (NAT), is supported by the European Parliament's Intergroup on Rural, Mountainous and Remote Areas & Smart Villages, which strongly rejects any plan that does not follow the partnership principle and associates rural areas in the drafting.

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