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

Briefing 13-07-2023

In absolute figures, the Danish National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) is the sixth smallest national plan (or third smallest as a share of gross domestic product, GDP) under the unprecedented EU response to the crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. Denmark's requested Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) allocation consists solely of the non-repayable grant (see figure below). Denmark was initially set to receive a €1 551.4 million grant allocation from the RRF, which corresponds to 0.2 % of the entire RRF and to 0.5 % of Denmark's 2019 GDP. The country's NRRP totals €1 615 million, which means that Denmark will add the difference in national funding. In June 2022, the maximum grant allocation available for Denmark was revised downwards to €1 429 million (-7.9 %). According to Article 18 of the RRF Regulation, measures under the NRRPs are to be completed by 2026. Denmark has so far received 32.4 % of the resources in the form of pre-financing and one payment; this is above the EU average. A further five payments will depend on progress made in implementing the plan. On 31 May 2023, Denmark sent the European Commission a request to revise its NRRP, to include a REPowerEU chapter on energy measures for which additional grant resources worth €131 million are available. The European Parliament, which was a major advocate for the creation of a common EU recovery instrument, participates in interinstitutional forums for cooperation and discussion on its implementation and scrutinises the European Commission's work. This briefing is one in a series covering all EU Member States. Second edition. The 'National Recovery and Resilience Plans in the EU' briefings are updated at key stages throughout the lifecycle of the plans.