EU Cohesion Policy: €2.14 billion for Romania

Thanks to the adoption of its Territorial Just Transition Plan (TJTP) Romania will receive €2.14 billion from the Just Transition Fund (JTF) to support a just climate transition to a more attractive and greener economy. The fund will target the most affected regions, thus helping Romania to follow up on its commitment to phase out coal by 2032. It will support Read more about EU Cohesion Policy: €2.14 billion for Romania[…]

Digital Europe Programme €1.98 billion funding

The Commission has adopted three work programmes for the Digital Europe Programme, outlining the objectives and specific topic areas that will receive a total of €1.98 billion in funding. This first set of work programmes includes strategic investments that will be instrumental in realising the Commission’s goals in making this Europe’s Digital Decade. The Digital Europe Programme aims to Read more about Digital Europe Programme €1.98 billion funding[…]

EU not doing enough to stimulate sustainable investments

The transition to a net-zero emission economy will require significant private and public investment, but the EU is not doing enough to channel money into sustainable activities. That is the conclusion of a special report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) that calls for more consistent EU action. The European Commission has rightly focused Read more about EU not doing enough to stimulate sustainable investments[…]

How to climate-proof future infrastructure projects

The European Commission has published new technical guidance on climate-proofing of infrastructure projects for the period 2021-2027. The guidance will help mainstream climate considerations in future investment and development of infrastructure projects from buildings, network infrastructure to a range of built systems and assets. That way, institutional and private European investors will be able to make Read more about How to climate-proof future infrastructure projects[…]

Digital Transition

What is the Technical Support Instrument?

The Technical Support Instrument (TSI) is the Commission’s instrument to provide technical support to reforms in EU Member States. TSI is part of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027 and of the Recovery Plan for Europe. It has the general objective to promote the Union’s economic, social and territorial cohesion by supporting Member States’ efforts Read more about What is the Technical Support Instrument?[…]

Just Transition Mechanism

The transition towards climate neutrality will provide opportunities for and challenge regions and sectors differently. Some will see more immediate opportunities, some will face more challenges than others, and not all will have the same capacity to deal with the costs of adjusting to the climate transition. To help the most vulnerable regions deal with Read more about Just Transition Mechanism[…]

EU INVESTING FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

Today, the European Commission has put forward its proposal for a major recovery plan. To ensure the recovery is sustainable, even, inclusive and fair for all Member States, the European Commission is proposing to create a new recovery instrument, Next Generation EU, embedded within a powerful, modern and revamped long-term EU budget. The Commission has also unveiled its adjusted Work Programme Read more about EU INVESTING FOR THE NEXT GENERATION[…]

The European Investment Advisory Hub insufficiently clear strategy for targeting support

Launched in 2015 as part of the Investment Plan for Europe, the European Investment Advisory Hub offers technical support to EU project promoters. According to a new report by the European Court of Auditors, beneficiaries are satisfied with the Hub’s advisory services. However, it has not yet achieved its full potential to boost investment in Read more about The European Investment Advisory Hub insufficiently clear strategy for targeting support[…]

The European Green Deal Investment Plan

The European Union is committed to becoming the first climate-neutral bloc in the world by 2050. This requires significant investment from both the EU and the national public sector, as well as the private sector. The European Green Deal’s Investment Plan – the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan – presented today will mobilise public investment and Read more about The European Green Deal Investment Plan[…]