1 Amendments of Kerstin WESTPHAL related to 2010/2158(INI)

Amendment 30 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Highlights that it is to a great extent urban areas that translate European policies into on the ground implementation; stresses that urban areas generate around 80% of the GDP of the EU and significantly contribute to the economic growth of Europe; on the other hand they also bear the costs of economic productivity (urban sprawl, congestions, pollution, exclusion etc.) that put their role as ‘motors of growth’ into risk; stresses that economic, but also social and ecological developments in urban areas have great impact to the surrounding areas; considers therefore that there is a clear justification for common engagement towards the urban areas of the EU;
Committee: REGI