Compromise is not a dirty word, but it is not so green: the EU`s recovery agreement Even if the EU carried out its €1 plan, it would not be enough. Bruegel argues that a tonne of euros is only a third of what is needed if the EU implements the Commission`s plan to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030. Meanwhile, critics of Eastern Europe complain about the lack of money to help the coal regions. In 2015, in the EU just, there were 128 coal mines employing more than 238,000 people, from Aragon to Silesia. The current proposals have been criticised for failing to meet the goal of ending fossil fuels or are sufficient for a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The European Environmental Bureau and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have stated that fossil fuel subsidies must be ended. It should be stressed, however, that this can only be done in 2021, when the Energy Taxation Directive will be revised. Even though fossil fuels are still actively subsidised by the EU, even in times of economic recession, it is already working on the electrification of vehicles and green fuels such as hydrogen. In the same month, the economic recovery plan and the European Union budget were adopted in general. [by whom? – Discuss] The share of money spent on fighting climate change has risen to 30%. The plan calls for some green taxation of European products and imports, but critics say this is still not enough to meet the European Union`s climate goals and it is unclear how to ensure that all this money will actually go to green projects.  The Green New Deal for Europe will leave a greener, fairer and fairer Europe for future generations by tackling the two crises of austerity and climate change.
This will require the development of exciting new technologies that will push us to the next stage of human prosperity. The entire EU budget is monitored to ensure that it is spent in a way that benefits the environment. These include the Common Agricultural Policy, despised by environmental activists for the promotion of intensive agriculture, which will maintain agricultural subsidies but put more attention on green measures. Budgets for science, research and development will be rather decarbonised and there will be a detailed roadmap with „50 actions for 2050“ for other sectors. The EU will face a counter-reaction from its citizens, fuelled by populist politicians if they maintain a green policy, predicts Charles Grant, director of the think tank Centre for European Reform. In April 2020, the European Parliament called for the European Green Deal to be included in its economic recovery plan.    Ten countries have asked the European Union to adopt the „Green Economic Recovery Plan“ as fears have increased about the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to weaken measures to combat climate change. The main player will be China, the world`s largest emitter of greenhouse gases and the world`s second largest economy. In Paris, a pact between the United States and China was at the heart of the agreement. This time, the EU must bring China alone to the table. The EU will also provide financial support and technical assistance to help those most affected by the transition to a green economy. This is called the Just Transition Mechanism.
It will help mobilise at least €100 billion in the most affected regions over the period 2021-2027.