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Cohesion policy and the Recovery and Resilience Facility: not just two sides of the same coin

Source: © European Communities, 2006.

Transition aligned but different outlook

Role of cohesion in EU budget negotiations and implementation

NGEU and the RRF powering recovery from an exceptional shock

Cohesion policy and the RRF: few overlaps, many complementarities

  • general objectives;
  • timeline;
  • management mode;
  • financing.
  • it delayed the adoption of the MFF;
  • lockdowns hindered national public administrations in their activity; and
  • administrative capacity was redirected towards new instruments to tackle the crisis (CRII, CRII+ and REACT-EU) and, to some extent, the RRF.

EU budget increasingly investment-oriented



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