EXCLUSIVE / The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) will support recapitalised Greek banks to implement EU investment plans for small and medium-sized enterprises, European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen told EURACTIV Greece.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has decided to put “on hold” any new loan to Volkswagen, after the bank concluded that part of its funds could have been involved in the emission scandal affecting the diesel vehicles.
EXCLUSIVE / British Prime Minister David Cameron can already claim a victory ahead of the referendum, because the major event in the calendar of the Juncker Commission, the midterm review of the European Union’s 7 year budget, has been effectively cancelled.
The European Investment Bank is trying to cool local governments' scepticism over the Juncker Plan, an investment strategy that EU officials hope will pump €315 billion into infrastructure projects around the EU by 2017.
The UK may be a Eurosceptic country, but it has made the biggest contribution to the flagship project of the Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker – the €315 billion Investment Plan for Europe designed to stimulate the EU's post-crisis economy.
After a strenuous negotiating process, on Wednesday (24 June) MEPs validated the European Fund for Strategic Investments, taking the EU one step closer to the launch of the Juncker Investment Plan. EURACTIV France reports.
The French minister of the economy met MEPs in Strasbourg this week to defend his economic reform bill. He used the opportunity to call on the European Commission to maximise the Juncker Plan's support for digital projects. EURACTIV France reports.
European Union rules banning state aid to businesses should not apply to guarantees issued to boost investment under the three-year EU investment scheme, some of the key contributors to the plan said yesterday (13 April).
SPECIAL REPORT: The European Council is mulling the idea of allowing member states to offset money designated for co-financing projects, using structural funds from their annual budgets under the stability and growth pact, EURACTIV has learned.
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.
With the investment package from Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the German government hopes to boost nationwide broadband expansion. But critics doubt the fibre optic cables will end up where they are most needed. EURACTIV Germany reports.