The European Commission is preparing to launch its response to the Green Paper on Long-Term Financing, which seeks to encourage and diversify the supply of long-term finance.

How severely has the financial crisis affected the ability and preparedness of Europe's financial sector to make long-term investments?

How successful -- so far -- has been the Europe 2020 Project Bond initiative (EC/EIB)?

What scale of infrastructure investment does Europe need, and what conditions are needed to bring about more?

How have EU regulations such as CRD IV and Solvency II impacted long-term investing?