Social and environmental criteria must be at the core of the Just Transition Fund

In this interview, Vojko Obersnel (HR/PES), Mayor of Rijeka and rapporteur on the Just Transition Fund (JTF) opinion, answers five questions on the EU initiative aimed at supporting the regions most affected by the transition to a low carbon economy. In the context of the COVID-19, the proposed JTF budget has increased from €7.5 to €40 billion. The European Committee of the Regions adopted its JTF opinion during the July 2020 plenary session, stressing it welcomes the EU’s support for a socially fair and sustainable green transition.

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