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This study analyses the measures addressing Pillar 4 (social and territorial cohesion) of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). It focuses on two policy domains: active labour market policies and public employment services. The study zooms in on the reforms and investments included in the RRF plans of three EU Member States (Italy, Spain and Croatia) and assesses their relevance, effectiveness and coherence.

This briefing provides background information for the Committee on Budgetary Control on the information currently available concerning the 100 largest recipients of funds from the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).

During the April I plenary session, Parliament is to decide on granting discharge for the 2022 financial year to the different institutions and bodies of the EU. As part of this procedure, it will vote on the report covering the Commission. Since 2021, the discharge procedure also applies to the grant component of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) under the recovery instrument. A chapter on the RRF is thus included in the report on the Commission. Separate discharge is granted to the Commission ...

This paper summarises the findings and provides some further details of the replies received from a survey on the involvement of national parliaments in scrutinising the implementation of Recovery and Resilience Facility, notably the Recovery and Resilience Plans at the national level. This survey aimed to keep stock of whether and how EU national parliaments are involved in the implementation of the RRF. It was addressed directly to EU national parliament services and reflected developments in the ...

This sixth edition of the background reader on the European Semester, prepared by the Economic Governance Support Unit (EGOV) in the Directorate for Economic and Scientific Policies of the European Parliament, provides an overview of publications related to the European Semester and the monitoring of the RRF from a parliamentary perspective. It aims at further increasing the links between Members of the European Parliament and national Parliaments, notably during inter-parliamentary meetings.

This paper considers initiatives funded by the RRF to support SMEs in the digital transition. It concludes that while there are many areas of good practice, risks remain due to the lack of outcome-based targets, the complexity of some schemes and relatively low levels of funding in relation to the ambition in some cases. Introducing targets based on (preferably harmonised) skills frameworks and digital maturity assessments could help establish the value add of initiatives to support SMEs.

The paper assesses the institutional interactions between the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) and the European Semester, with the view to establish whether and how the Semester can constitute a governance framework for the RRF. It argues that the RRF and the Semester are mutually beneficial: the EU Semester offers important informational and signaling advantages for the preparation of recovery and resilience plans. The RRF, in turn, offers important implementation benefits for the policy advice ...

Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Gentiloni are invited to the 15th Recovery and Resilience Dialogue (RRD) under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) Regulation. The previous RRD took place on 5 February 2024. This briefing comments on the Commission’s RRF midterm review in section 1, focuses on some of the Commission’s recent preliminary assessments related to payment requests submitted by Czechia, Denmark, and Malta in section 2, summarises the state of play of the implementation ...

Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Gentiloni are invited to the 13th Recovery and Resilience Dialogue (RRD) under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) Regulation. The previous RRD took place on 2 October. This briefing describes the state of play of the implementation of the RRF, and then focusses on an analysis of those modified RRPs that contain a REPowerEU chapter and were already approved by the Council, detailing on some information presented therein and commenting ...

The Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) is the main financing tool of the EU's Recovery Instrument (NextGenerationEU), set up to aid Member States in their post-pandemic recovery. The RRF stands out from other EU programmes not only because of its volume (€723.8 billion, at current prices), amounting to almost 60 % on top of the entire EU multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027, but in its spending model. First, it is implemented under direct management by the Commission, but relies on the ...