Spending it right? Next Generation EU and the National Recovery Plans

Last summer the EU agreed to Next Generation EU, the EU’s landmark fund of almost 800 billion euros for Europe’s economic recovery from the corona crisis. The fund was launched as one of the main drivers in the post-COVID-19 economic recovery in Europe. However, for this to become a reality first step is for the EU’s member states to offer solid plans for how to spend the money from the fund.

In late April 2021 EU member states began submitting their recovery and resilience plans to the Commission - a requirement for receiving money from the fund.  

Denmark was in this first wave of countries submitting its plan on April 30. This webinar examined the Danish and plans of other EU member states with a view to how they contribute to the green and digital transformation of the European economy that is also the goal of Next Generation EU.

10:00 – 10:05
Presentation of the Danish Recovery Plan 
Asbjørn Brink, Head of EU Budget & International Climate, Agriculture and Environment Unit, Danish Ministry of Finance

10:05 – 10:10 
The Recovery Plans of EU Member States
Jan Høst Schmidt, Senior Advisor at Think Tank EUROPA and former Director in the Commission 

10:10 - 10:15
Next Generation EU: a priority of the Portuguese Presidency 2021
Ms Graça Costa Macedo, Deputy Head of Mission of the Portuguese Embassy
10:15 – 10:45

Director at Think Tank EUROPA, Lykke Friis was moderating the debate.

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