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Council Implementing Decision - adopted by the Council of the European Union on 25 October 2021 - concerning the endorsement of an assessment to Finland's National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP).
National Recovery and Resilience Plans are prepared by the Member States of the European Union (EU) and comprise a package of reforms and investment initiatives to be implemented by 2026 and supported by the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). These plans are assessed by the European Commission and approved by the Council of the European Union. The assessment is based on criteria set out in Regulation (EU) 2021/241 - also known as the RRF Regulation.
The Finnish government submitted its national plan to the Commission on 27 May, and a positive assessment of the Finnish NRRP was adopted on 4 October 2021. It recommends that the Council endorses the disbursement of €2.1 billion in grants under the RRF over the period 2021-2026. The Commission's analysis considered, in particular, whether the investments and reforms contained in Finland's plan support the green and digital transitions; contribute to effectively addressing challenges identified in the European Semester; and strengthen its growth potential, job creation and economic and social resilience.
The proposed Decision was formally endorsed by the Council of the European Union on 28 October. The first €271 million - equivalent to 13% of the grant and loan component of the country's financial allocation - was disbursed by the Commission on 21 January 2022.
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