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Energy 21-04-2015

Socialists trade away Juncker Plan energy efficiency fund

There will be no €5 billion energy efficiency fund in the Junker Investment Plan, after the Socialists & Democrats struck a deal with the European People’s Party, the largest group in the European Parliament.
Energy 20-04-2015

Irish PM ordered MEP to drop support for EU energy savings fund

EXCLUSIVE / Taoiseach Enda Kenny allegedly ordered an Irish MEP to drop his support for a €5 billion ringfence for energy efficiency projects in the €315-billion Juncker Investment Plan.

Katainen promotes EU’s €315bn investment plan in Germany

During a trip to an EU-funded health tech company in Brandenburg, European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen promoted the EU’s €315billion investment package, which is still under considerable criticism in Germany. EURACTIV.de reports.
EU Priorities 2020 19-12-2014

Divided EU leaders give nod to €315bn Juncker plan

European Union leaders endorsed a new €315 billion investment programme intended to kick-start economic growth at a summit in Brussels yesterday (18 December), despite deep differences over the substance of the plan.
Brexit 18-12-2014

Austrians resist EU funding for UK’s Hinkley Point nuclear project

Austrian premier Werner Faymann will today (18 December) protest at the British inclusion of landmark nuclear energy projects – including Hinckley Point – within its list of infrastructure eligible for funding under the proposed €315bn Juncker investment plan.
Euro & Finance 17-12-2014

A silver bullet for restarting growth in Europe

The Investment Fund by the European Commission cannot be expected to foster jobs and growth up to the end of 2016. An alternative- or a way to bridge the gap- would be to allow member countries to invest into pre-specified drivers of growth outside the limits of the Fiscal Pact, writes Karl Aiginger.
Digital 08-12-2014

EU investment plan to boost digital technology

The European Commission's investment drive to boost the region's economy will include billions euros of spending on digital technology, EU Digital Economy Commissioner Günther Oettinger told a German magazine.
EU Priorities 2020 03-12-2014

Juncker investment plan: project list imminent

SPECIAL REPORT: European regions and sectors hoping to benefit from the new €315 billion Juncker investment plan will be named on a list set to be published shortly by a joint task force of the European Investment Bank and the Commission.
EU Priorities 2020 02-12-2014

Regions chief: ‘Use local nous to mobilise investment fund’

SPECIAL REPORT: Committee of the Regions' President Michel Lebrun welcomes the EU's new investment fund plan, but calls on the expertise of local regions to be deployed to maximise its impact.
German Vice Chancellor and Energy and Economic Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel [The Council of the European Union]
EU Priorities 2020 02-12-2014

Germany says Juncker plan short on cash and details

The European Commission's 300 billion euro plan to boost investment in Europe is not big enough and lacks details, German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday (1 December).
Jean-Claude Juncker in the European Parliament, 26 Nov. 2014 [EC]

Juncker investment plan draws questions over lack of new cash

The European Commission presented a 315 billion euro plan on Wednesday (26 November) to boost Europe's stagnant economy, but some doubted private investors would provide the funding, 15 times the EU contribution, needed to make it work.
[European Parliament/Flickr]

Juncker: Christmas has come early, here is my big plan

“I promised to present an ambitious Investment Plan before Christmas. One month later and Christmas has come early – I am here to deliver on my promise”, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told MEPs, presenting his €315 billion investment plan.
A dummy of Jean-Claude Juncker stands in a corridor at the "Juncker for President" Election Night at the EPP, 25 May 2014 [Jean-Claude Juncker/Flick]

Juncker’s €315bn investment plan unveiled: fifteenfold leverage and solidarity for the south

The European Commission yesterday (25 November) unveiled the mechanism for its much-heralded €315 billion investment plan, revealing how a limited €21 billion of initial public money is intended to lift fifteen times as much in capital.
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Euro & Finance 26-11-2014

The Juncker plan: an exercise in federalism and solidarity

The long-awaited European Fund for Strategic Investments was unveiled yesterday (25 November). The EIB, who will be investing 5 billion euros, hopes to wave its magic wand to mobilise 315 billion, without dipping into the Commission budget. EURACTIV France reports
Jean-Claude Juncker [European People's Party/Flickr]
EU Priorities 2020 25-11-2014

Juncker eyes special funds to leverage €300bn investment plan

The European Commission will likely shift some of its budget into special financial instruments, in order to promote private investment when it meets on Tuesday (25 November), to agree on a €300 billion plan that can boost EU economic growth, a source familiar with the issue said.

S&D Vice President: We need a new instrument to support investment

As the European Investment Bank has not been an effective tool in a previous attempt to create a massive investment package, this time, a new instrument needs to be created, MEP Maria João Rodgrigues told EutrActiv in an exclusive interview.
Jean-Claude Juncker arrives in the European Parliament for political group hearings, Brussels, 8 July 2014 ["© European Union 2014 - European Parliament]

Socialists, Liberals bicker over Juncker’s multi-billion investment plan

As European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker prepares to unveil a €300 billion plan to boost investment in the Union, the liberal ALDE and the Socialists in Parliament tabled alternative proposals, stoking controversy amongst themselves.
Jean-Claude Juncker [European Commission]

Juncker: I will always respond to unfair criticism from national EU leaders

Jean-Claude Juncker signaled that his Commission will be very different from that of his predecessor, José Manuel Barroso. Not only did he personally meet the press following the weekly College meeting. Juncker announced that he would not leave any unfair criticism coming from EU capitals without a reply.

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