Assessment of Romania’s recovery and resilience plan
Briefing | 26 April 2021
This briefing provides an overview of Romania’s proposed measures (as of 7 April) for spending funds from the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility. Despite public consultations on the latest version of the plan, there is no information available on how the proposals collected were integrated into the version submitted to the European Commission ahead of the 30 April deadline. Although the green transition spending target appears to be achieved, the components of the plan do not mention any concrete projects, nor other information detailing compliance with the European Green Deal principles. In fact, the decarbonisation of the energy sector is jeopardised by the allocation of a significant amount of funds for fossil fuel investments, specifically the expansion of gas infrastructure and its adaptation for hydrogen.