See No Evil
Study | 30 November 2020
This recovery package is a rare and unique opportunity to deliver a positive transformation in the face of a severe crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic is more than a public health crisis, it is a systemic
one. Although its effects have been felt by everyone, the burden has been disproportionately felt by some more than others; a manifestation of the inequalities present in our societies. With the RRF, EU Member States can choose to make investments that will address the systemic causes of the pandemic’s disparate impacts, and ownership of these reforms is crucial.
This report, based on direct, first-hand experience from Bankwatch member groups, analyses whether the RRPs being drafted in eight CEE countries are aligned with the European Green Deal objectives according to two indicators: Are citizens and stakeholders sufficiently involved in the drafting of these spending plans? Do the measures currently contained in the spending plans reflect and align with the 2030 targets?
Based on this analysis, the report’s recommendations outline how these plans can be improved and what each institution should focus on to ensure that the RRF fosters a genuine green recovery.