Greens sound alarm over national covid recovery plans

Industrial irrigation systems, building on protected habitats and inappropriate tree planting are among projects that governments plan to support with EU covid recovery funding, the Greens have warned in a letter to the European Commission.

by Simon Pickstone
Water sprinklers on a field in Trentino, Italy. The Greens are worried that member states are seeking to use EU green funding on intensive irrigation projects. Photo: Tommaso Di Girolamo/AGF/Universal Images Group via Getty Images
Water sprinklers on a field in Trentino, Italy. The Greens are worried that member states are seeking to use EU green funding on intensive irrigation projects. Photo: Tommaso Di Girolamo/AGF/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

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