Member states ‘partly to blame for delays in EU recovery fund rollout’

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe says Brussels is waiting for countries to submit their spending plans

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
16th February, 2021
Member states ‘partly to blame for delays in EU recovery fund rollout’
Paschal Donohoe said Ireland was likely to focus its spending on our green transition, digital transition and improving the country’s skill sets in light of Covid-19. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

EU member states bear as much responsibility as the European Commission for any delays in rolling out the EU’s €672.5 billion recovery and resilience fund, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said.

Concern has been growing among some EU states that Brussels is attaching too many conditions to the stimulus plan which is set to see money paid out over the coming three years.

Ireland is expected to receive €853 million in grants...

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