POLITICO’s EU Confidential · Coronavirus edition #7: Commissioner Elisa Ferreira on economic recovery — Critical seasonal workers
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Elisa Ferreira, the European commissioner for cohesion and reforms, is directly involved in crafting the EU’s economic response to the coronavirus. She speaks with POLITICO’s Lili Bayer about how the Commission plans to use regional development cash from the long-term budget, the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), to ensure the whole of the Continent can recover economically.
Ferreira also talks about how the recovery plan will fit with the EU’s flagship climate initiatives, such as the European Green Deal and the Just Transition Fund to help countries go carbon-neutral.
POLITICO’s Carmen Paun shines the spotlight on seasonal agricultural workers from Romania and elsewhere in Eastern Europe who have been recognized as critical workers and allowed to travel to countries where farmers are desperate for their skills and labor. But are enough measures in place to shield them from the coronavirus and protect their rights?