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EC: Bulgaria will not implement the Just Transition Plan in 2023

Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms Elisa Ferreira

The Bulgarian government has informed the European Commission that the implementation of the Just Transition Plan will not start this year. This was announced by the Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms Elisa Ferreira. In her words, Bulgaria is among the EU countries where carbon pollution per unit of output is extremely high - three times above the EU average. "The transition is happening and the process of closure of some activities is natural", said Commissioner Ferreira. She specified that Bulgaria is currently working on 13 projects in the field of transition to a clean economy. 

Bulgaria could benefit from EUR 1.3 billion in funding under the Just Transition Mechanism. Most of the funds are earmarked for projects in coal regions, which will be among the most affected by the transition to a climate-neutral economy. 

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