Efficiency spending has quadrupled, with the biggest gains coming in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia.
Renewables spending has stagnated and virtually disappeared in the Czech Republic and Latvia. Moreover potentially damaging biomass projects will receive the lion’s share.
It’s business as usual, with roads slated to receive more than half of all funds, rail about a quarter and marginal amounts for clean urban transport.
The EU waste hierarchy has been turned upside-down, with incineration and landfilling getting more funds than prevention, reuse, reduction and recycling.
Polluting industries still receive taxpayer handouts, with a substantial amount of fossil infrastructure planned in Estonia and Poland.
Environment areas
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The chart shows planned EU Regional Development and Cohesion spending for 2014–2020. These funds account for around a third of total EU spending, second only to the Common Agricultural Policy. Hover over the chart to see data and details