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Regional Policy 24-01-2017

Greek regional governor: Local economies need leverage to ‘breathe’

A new development fund launched in northern Greece aims to boost SMEs’ role in the local economy and simultaneously ensure transparency in financial management, the governor of the Western Macedonia region told EURACTIV Greece.

Rodrigues: Brexit blame game will throw Europe into chaos

If some big member states now try to take advantage of the UK referendum and put all the blame on ‘Brussels’, Europe will descend into chaos and none of our big problems will be solved, said Maria João Rodrigues in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
Euro & Finance 14-04-2016

Schinas: Juncker Plan is ‘good news’ for Greece

The European Commission is highly satisfied with the results of the Investment Plan for Europe, with €82 billion already triggered in new investment, Margaritis Schinas said in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV Greece.

Pittella: Member states are to blame for the refugee deadlock

Europe is on the brink of collapse due to the “foolish and short-minded illusions” of EU member states, Gianni Pittella said in an interview with EURACTIV.
Digital & Media 11-12-2015

More needs to be done to ‘sell’ Juncker Plan, confesses Katainen

The European Commission's investment plan has been one of its biggest priorities this year. Now that the legal skeleton is in place, its political pilot, Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, recognised that he has to redouble efforts to ‘sell’ the package.

EEA boss: Juncker plan and Energy Union should drive circular economy

EU policymakers must ensure that the Juncker investment plan and Energy Union leverages the circular economy, boosts decarbonisation, and enhances the environment, Hans Bruyninckx told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 13-02-2015

EIB Vice-President: ‘We are ready to release funds before the Juncker plan is operational’

The Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, Philippe de Fontaine Vive, told EURACTIV France he plans to start financing Juncker plan projects even before the legal framework is finalised. 

Swedish MEP: ‘No free market rules should conflict with trade union rights’

We want to be sure that the new Commission will not deregulate the labour market, because EU citizens are more important than the market, said Marita Ulvskog.
Euro & Finance 23-01-2015

Juncker ‘could have been more ambitious’ with investment plan

Bernard Soulage believes that the Juncker plan shows a lack of ambition. He told EURACTIV France that he hopes to see the French regions play a greater role in the investment plan's implementation. 
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.