It is a long-term strategy set out in 2001 during the European Summit held in Gothenburg. It complements the previous Lisbon Strategy (March 2000) by adding the missing environmental element to it. In 2004, the European Commission, with the aim of merging all the economic, environmental, and social policies oriented towards sustainable development, started an extensive review process of the entire European Sustainable Development Strategy (EU-SDS). After reviewing the Gothenburg Strategy in 2005, the European Council adopted a comprehensive renewed SDS for an Enlarged Europe in 2006.
Editor: Melania MICHETTI
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