Finance ministers reject additional just transition funding

Several member states are refusing to support increased national contributions to the EU budget to finance the European Commission’s flagship plans to support regions' transition to a low carbon economy.

The commission added a sensitive matter to already difficult talks on the long-term budget, when it proposed last week that the Just Transition Fund (JTF), one of the pillars of a Just Transition Mechanism, should be financed in part by ”fresh funds” from member states.

That is at least the case for net contributors to the EU budget - the multi-annual financial framework (MFF) - who are fighting to keep their contributions as close as possible to current levels. 

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