[Published: October 2020]
The EU agreed a historic stimulus package to revive its economy in the wake of COVID-19 including a €673bn Recovery & Resilience Facility (RRF).
The objective of the Recovery and Resilience Facility is not to return the EU to business-as-usual, but to lay the foundations for the economy of 2050: greener, more digital, and more competitive. The facility will be disbursed in line with national Recovery & Resilience Plans, which must allocate 37% to climate-related spending and “do no significant harm” to the EU’s environmental objectives. The plans must also include a reform component to provide policy support to the green and digital transitions.
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Below are the details of the financial envelopes by Member State. The European Commission has already started to disburse the sums.