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Parliamentary question - E-000186/2021Parliamentary question

Just Transition Fund

Question for written answer  E-000186/2021
to the Commission
Rule 138
Cornelia Ernst (The Left), Martina Michels (The Left)

After preliminary agreement in the trilogue negotiations on the Just Transition Fund was reached, there should be nothing to stand in the way of its swift implementation in the Member States under the partnership principle.

As at 28 December 2020, at least one of Germany’s Land governments impacted by the coal phase-out still did not know which administrative authorities will be responsible for the Fund and which authorities and partners will be involved in drawing up the territorial plans under the partnership principle.

A statement by the Federal Government suggests that it will use money from the Fund to fulfil commitments under the law on structural improvements in coal-mining regions (StStG), possibly by transferring money from the Fund to this commitment, the amount of which will be unchanged.

In a number of decisions the German Länder have rejected both the transfer of money and the implementation of support by means of a federal programme.

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