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Recovery and Resilience Facility [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Miroslava Karaboytcheva (2nd edition, updated on 08/03/2021),

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In response to the coronavirus pandemic, on 28 May 2020 the Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Recovery and Resilience Facility (the Facility). The Facility will provide €672.5 billion in loans and grants over the coming years to help mitigate the consequences of the pandemic across the EU and to make EU economies more sustainable. The Facility will disburse funds based on the achievement of a set of milestones and targets.

The Parliament’s Committees on Budgets and on Economic and Monetary Affairs have been working jointly on the file, and adopted their report in November 2020. In December 2020, the Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on the Facility in trilogue. The Parliament approved the agreed text at first reading on 9 February 2021. The act was then formally adopted by the Council, and published in Official Journal on 18 February 2021, entering into force the following day.

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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Recovery and Resilience Facility
Committee responsible: Budgets (BUDG) and Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), jointly under Rule 58 COM(2020) 408 final
Rapporteur: Siegfried Mureşan (EPP, Romania);
Eider Gardiazabal Rubial (S&D, Spain);
Dragoș Pîslaru (Renew, Romania)
José Manuel Fernandes (EPP, Portugal)
Shadow rapporteurs: Costas Mavrides (S&D, Cyprus)
Luis Garicano (Renew, Spain)
Joachim Kuhs (ID, Germany)
Antonio Maria Rinaldi (ID, Italy)
Damian Boeselager (Greens/EFA, Germany)
Ernest Urtasun (Greens/EFA, Spain)
Johan Van Overtveldt (ECR, Belgium)
Roberts Zīle (ECR, Latvia)
José Gusmão (The Left, Portugal)
Dimitrios Papadimoulis (The Left, Greece)
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
Next steps expected: Regulation (EU) 2021/241
OJ L 57, 18.2.2021, pp. 17–75

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