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Explained: The hurdles on the EU’s multi-billion recovery road
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Italy's new €19-billion tranche of recovery funds delayed by one month
Three issues remain outstanding: port concessions, district heating networks and the so-called "integrated urban plans."
MEPs vote in favour of including energy measures in recovery plans
The parliament overwhelmingly endorsed by a vote of 471 to 90 having EU governments amend their COVID-19 recovery plans to include measures to save energy while amending the proposal to prioritise investments to tackle energy poverty for vulnerable households and small companies.
Fact-check: No, Brussels has not frozen EU recovery funds for Spain
Multiple social media users and Spanish politicians have falsely claimed that the EU has blocked Spain's access to recovery funds.
EU Council sued for approving Poland's €35-billion COVID recovery fund
It is claimed the agreement between Brussels and Warsaw fails to restore judicial independence in Poland.
Brussels questions Polish judicial reforms to unlock EU recovery funds
The European Commission has said at least one necessary element was "missing" from Poland's judicial reforms.
Hungary ready for compromises with Brussels to unblock recovery funds
National minister Tibor Navracsics told Euronews that Budapest is ready to "speed up negotiations as much as possible."
The EU's recovery fund has a new raison d'être: energy independence
Brussels plans to tap into the unused money from the COVID-19 fund to slash dependency on Russian fossil fuels.
Von der Leyen defends controversial approval of Polish recovery plan
MEPs urged the Commission to withhold payments until all judicial reforms are carried out.
Brussels' green light of Poland's recovery plan reveals loopholes
The agreement with Brussels doesn't include the automatic reversal of the decisions taken by the disciplinary chamber.
Brussels approves €35B Polish recovery plan despite rule of law doubts
The plan was blocked for more than a year over controversial judicial reforms in Poland.
EU approves Bulgaria’s post-pandemic recovery fund plan
Bulgaria is one of the last EU countries to have its proposals accepted by Brussels.
Toning down the violence, Italy's mafia has set its sights on EU cash
In the last few years, Italy's organised crime groups have become more business-oriented, helping cash-strapped companies to infiltrate the legal economy and make more money.
Hungary's Orban accuses EU of blocking recovery plan over LGBT dispute
Orban claimed that the European Commission had failed to approve Hungary's coronavirus recovery plan because of their disagreements over LGBT policies.
Can Brussels really become the world's largest issuer of green bonds?
The European Commission is about to issue its first-ever green bonds to finance the post-coronavirus recovery. The market is expected to reach $1 trillion by 2023.
What is the UK's CEE Bill and why does it matter so much?
The CEE Bill is due to have its second reading this week. Campaigners hope it will provide the much-needed urgency for tackling the climate crisis.
European floods highlight 'gigantic task' in averting climate change
With over 180 people dead, what have the catastrophic floods in Germany and elsewhere in Europe showed us about climate change mitigation?
Hungary left waiting as 12 EU states have COVID spending approved
A dozen EU countries have had their COVID recovery spending plans approved, paving the way for funds to arrive later this month.
Brussels greenlights Italy's €191.5 billion COVID-19 recovery plan
Italy will receive the largest share of the EU's €750 billion coronavirus recovery package.
Portugal's COVID recovery plan is first to receive Brussels' approval
The funds are expected to start flowing in July.
Does greenwashing threaten to derail the EU's climate ambitions?
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