Estonia getting €173 million in extra EU cohesion policy funding

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Berlaymont Building, headquarters of the European Commission, in Brussels. Source: Andersen Pecorone/wikimedia commons

The European Commission has approved €173.2 million in additional support for Estonia via its cohesion policy funding.

The extra funding results from changes to the Recovery Assistance for Cohesion and the Territories of Europe (REACT-EU) funding, which aims to revitalize the economy, mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 crisis and support transition to a digital and green economy.

Estonia joins two other EU nations, Bulgaria and Germany, in receiving REACT-EU funding, totaling €367.4 million, BNS reports, citing the European Commission's representation in Estonia.

Overall, REACT-EU provides a top-up of €47.5 billion (€50.5 billion in current prices) to cohesion policy programs 2021-2022, and is part of the NextGenerationEU stimulus package, and is targeted at the labor market, employment, small businesses and those on low incomes, in addition to the green and digital transitions.

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