29 Jul 2022
Commission adopts report on the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility
On 29 July 2022, the European Commission adopted its review report on the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). 18 months from its introduction, the report confirms that major headway has been made in the implementation of the Facility, and that the ambitious reform and investment agenda of Member States is well on track. The report details numerous examples of the investments and reforms financed by the RRF in the 25 national recovery and resilience plans adopted so far. These examples present concrete measures that are contributing to the six policy pillars in the RRF Regulation. All plans exceed the 37% climate target, with some Member States using more than half of their allocation in support of climate objectives. Overall, climate expenditure amounts to about 40% and digital expenditure to about 26%. The report also includes a special focus on how the RRF will help Member States support gender equality.
Concerning Pillar 3 which covers research, develpopment and innovation, Member States have included many reforms and investments. In total, the 25 plans adopted by the Council as of 30 June contribute to pillar 3 with around 235 billion promoting smart, sustainable and inclusive growth across a range of different policy areas. 16% of this amount will be dedicated to Research, Development and Innovation.
The report can be downloaded here: