Assessment of Bulgaria’s recovery and resilience plan
Briefing | 21 May 2021
This briefing provides an overview of Bulgaria’s proposed measures (as of 16 April) for spending funds from the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility. Although the plan proposes some positive measures for the environment and climate, it also includes investments in fossil fuels and hydrogen that may lock the country in to gas infrastructure. Throughout the elaboration of the plan, there was a lack of transparency in decision-making, as well as a lack of feedback given to organisations and experts who submitted suggestions for improvement to the plan’s measures. Bulgaria’s plan must both take these voices into account and include more measures that are consistent with the EU’s objectives if the country wants to be aligned with the EU Green Deal.