EU executive trumpets green benefits of €1.4bn infrastructure funding

The European Green Deal’s objectives will be served by 14 infrastructure projects in seven countries, the European Commission said on Tuesday after granting hundreds of millions in EU cohesion funding.

The largest single chunk, €487m or roughly a third of the money, goes towards drinking water and wastewater treatment projects in south-west Romania.

EU auditors identified Romania as having some of the bloc’s worst water infrastructure, and in need, along with Hungary and Bulgaria, of billions in investment to comply with EU drinking water legislation.

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