Assessment of Hungary’s recovery and resilience plan
Briefing | 29 April 2021
This briefing provides an overview of Hungary’s proposed measures (as of 1 April) for spending funds from the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility. Although Hungary’s draft recovery and resilience plan does not directly finance fossil fuels, it does not make a clear commitment to phase them out. It aims to enable decarbonisation through the widespread use of renewables and electricity, but some measures in sectors like energy and transport will indirectly increase greenhouse gas emissions. Other measures for energy efficiency, energy poverty and energy communities are also insufficient to support decarbonisation. The plan was not prepared in a transparent manner: there was no clear timeline for public consultation, and the first detailed draft of the plan was only published in mid-April.