Slovenia asks for extension of recovery plan assessment

Brussels – Slovenia has asked for an extension of the two-month term for the assessment of its national recovery and resilience plan along with Poland, Sweden, Croatia and Romania. The European Commission has granted the request and the deadline has been extended by two weeks.

Commission spokeswoman Marta Wieczorek told the press on Friday this meant there would be more time to resolve any open issues and exchange information. She would not explain why individual member states had asked for an extension.

After the Commission has received a member state’s recovery plan, it has two months to evaluate it. It may make proposals and request additional information. Member states may, if necessary, amend their plans.

The Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy said Slovenia had submitted its plan by 30 April. In line with regulations, the Commission and member states may agree to extent the two-month term.

“When the document was submitted, it had been agreed that the two-month term for the European Commission assessment may be extended by 14 days if necessary,” it said.

The Commission has so far received the national recovery plans of 23 member states. Next week it is expected to provide its assessments of the first five plans.