Big polluters will receive a major share of the Czech Modernisation Fund, thereby delaying the transformation towards a more decentralised and democratised energy system.
Bulgaria plans to use Recovery funds for switching from coal to gas. This risks increasing fossil gas dependency for households, and making energy transition very expensive.
In the Estonian region of Ida-Virumaa, a well-designed Just Transition Plan will phase out shale oil and replace it with greener and more efficient heating solutions.
Romania plans on using EU regional funds for the expansion of the gas distribution system, despite the existence of more sustainable alternatives and at odds with the energy transition.
The French government will give a blank check worth €2.5 billion to the most polluting companies in France. The perfect incentive to not change anything.
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?