In Czechia, a citizens-based initiative for the development of small-scale renewables is applying for funding from the Modernization Fund. By doing so, it shows that a decentralised and [...]
Czechia is side-lining civil society from the planning of its Just Transition funding. This is a blatant breach of the Partnership Principle.
Big polluters will receive a major share of the Czech Modernisation Fund, thereby delaying the transformation towards a more decentralised and democratised energy system.
The Just Transition Fund is supposed to support local businesses in carbon intensive regions. In Czechia, a network of political-industrial elites might instead derail EU funding to the benefit [...]
The EU affirms that public participation is key to the success of a European green recovery. Then why is it not happening in Central Eastern Europe?