Written by Miroslava Karaboytcheva (1st edition),

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In response to the coronavirus pandemic, on 28 May 2020 the Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Recovery and Resilience Facility (the Facility). The Facility will provide €672.5 billion in loans and grants over the coming years to help mitigate the consequences of the pandemic across the EU and to make EU economies more sustainable. The Facility will disburse funds based on the achievement of a set of milestones and targets.

The Parliament’s Committees on Budgets and on Economic and Monetary Affairs have been working jointly on the file, and adopted their report in November 2020. In December 2020, the Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on the Facility in trilogue. The Parliament is expected to vote at first reading on the agreed text during its February 2021 plenary session.

Complete version

Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on amending Regulation (EC) No 1367/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on the application of the provisions of the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters to Community institutions and bodies
Committee responsible: Budgets (BUDG) and Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), jointly under Rule 58 COM(2020) 408 final
Rapporteur: Siegfried Mureşan (EPP, Romania);
Eider Gardiazabal Rubial (S&D, Spain);
Shadow rapporteurs: José Manuel Fernández (EPP, Portugal)
Costas Mavrides (S&D, Cyprus)
Luis Garicano (Renew, Spain)
Joachim Kuhs (ID, Germany)
Antonio Maria Rinaldi (ID, Italy)
Damian Boeselager (Greens/EFA, Germany)
Ernest Urtasun (Greens/EFA, Spain)
Johan Van Overtveldt (ECR, Belgium)
Roberts Zīle (ECR, Latvia)
José Gusmão (The Left, Portugal)
Dimitrios Papadimoulis (The Left, Greece)
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
Next steps expected: First-reading vote in plenary

voted in Plenary