The first measure to be amended aims at encouraging private investment in energy efficiency through a guarantee scheme. Ireland has requested to postpone the completion date of two milestones linked to this measure, due to unforeseen technical hurdles. The second measure to be amended aims at increasing the supply of social and affordable housing. Ireland has requested to postpone the completion date of three targets linked to this measure, due to delays in the construction process and other implementation issues.
Under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) Regulation, a Member State can request a revision of its plan in limited and well-defined cases, including where objective circumstances make specific milestones or targets no longer achievable within the original timeline.
The Commission considers that objective circumstances justify the amendments requested by Ireland. Following an assessment of the revised plan against the criteria set out in the RRF Regulation, the Commission concluded that the Irish plan still complies with them and that its overall ambition is not affected by the amendments. The Council will now have four weeks to adopt the Commission's proposal approving the revised plan.
- Publication date
- 26 June 2023
- Representation in Ireland