Belgium's National Recovery and Resilience Plan: Latest state of play

Briefing 17-02-2022

The Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) of the European Union (EU) is the core component of Next Generation EU, a temporary recovery instrument which allows the Commission to raise funds to help the economic and social recovery after the coronavirus pandemic. By promoting the sustainable and inclusive recovery that ensures the green and digital transitions make progress, the RRF is consistent with the Commission's priorities. Belgium has decided to use its entire grant allocation under the RRF and, with a total amount of €5 924 million. Belgium's National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) ranks 14th among the NRRPs in absolute budget value. Belgium's NRRP is entirely funded through non-repayable grants, which represent 0.8 % of the entire RRF and 1.24 % of Belgium's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019. The measures envisaged by the Belgian NRRP should be completed by 2026. Following the Council's approval of the plan, Belgium received €770 million (13 %) of pre-financing in August 2021. The next 10 instalments will depend on 210 intermediate milestones and targets in the implementation of the plan. The European Parliament, which was a major advocate for the creation of a common EU recovery instrument, participates in interinstitutional fora for cooperation and discussion on its implementation and scrutinises the work of the European Commission. This briefing is one in a series covering all EU Member States. First edition. The 'NGEU delivery' briefings are updated at key stages throughout the lifecycle of the plans.