EU Regulation 2021/241 establishing the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF Regulation) entered into force on 19 February 2021.
It aims to help mitigate the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and make EU economies and societies more sustainable, resilient and better prepared for the green and digital transitions.
The RRF will provide a total of €672.5bn in the form of grants and loans to EU member states, which will use the funds to implement reforms and public investment projects in line with their national recovery and resilience plans. These plans need to be submitted to the Commission by 30 April 2021.
Each national plan should allocate at least 37% and 20% of the expenditure to support green and digital transitions, respectively.
Focusing on these so-called twin transitions, Cullen International’s new Tracker:
- summarises the key features of the RRF; and
- explains the relevant state aid aspects in relation to high-speed broadband connectivity projects, which are expected to feature in many national plans.
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07 April 21
Saudi Arabia to release nearly 4 GHz of mobile spectrum by 2023
Cullen International’s summary of CITC’s spectrum outlook plan highlights that, between 2021 and 2023, CITC will allocate extra spectrum, totalling about 4 GHz, for mobile use in the low, mid and high spectrum bands.
06 April 21
Latest radio spectrum developments in the Americas
The latest update of the Americas Spectrum Profiles covers radio spectrum policy, responsible authorities and country data, as well as a spectrum awards outlook for 22 countries in the Americas.
01 April 21
How smart is your city?
New global research by Cullen International on the internet of things (IoT) explores how IoT technology is being applied to and deployed across different industrial ‘verticals’ in different parts of the world – including smart cities.