1. Ljubomir Majdandžić, Fond za zaštitu okoliša i energetsku učinkovitost Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fun, Croatia
Europeans continue to face extraordinary challenge sand uncertainty in the irdaily lives, all our efforts will remain focused on protecting citizens and overcoming the crisis. The COVID-19 crisis presents Europe with a challenge of historic proportions. At the request of the Heads of State or Government, the Commission presented a very wide-ranging package combining the future Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and a specific Recovery effort under Next Generation EU (NGEU).The Next Generation EU (NGEU) fund is a European Union recovery package to support memberstates hit bythe COVID-19 pandemic. Agreed to by the European Council on 21 July 2020, the fund is worth €750 billion. The NGEU fund will operate from 2021–2023, and will be tied to the regular 2021–2027 budget of the EU's (MFF). The comprehensive NGEU and MFF packages are projected to reach €1824.3 billion.For the European Recoveryand Resilience Plan, the European Commission will for the first time take advantage of its excellent credit rating and borrow on international markets by 2058. Croatia will in the framework of this Mechanism will be available a grant in the a mount of EUR 6.3 billion and loans in the approximate amount of EUR 3.6 billion. For the Republic of Croatia, this means reform sand investments related to the green and digital transition, employment, skills development, education, research and innovation, improving the business environment, efficiency of public administration, health system and more.To deliver the European Green Deal, thereis a need to rethink policies for clean energy supply across the economy, industry, production and consumption, large-scale infrastructure, transport, food and agriculture, construction, taxation and social benefits. From all the above, and in order to achieve the European Green Dealandthe Green Transition, one of the important area sin Croatia is the use of solar energy, which will be discussed in more detail in this paper.