About: Juncker investment plan

EU-Africa 11-07-2018

EU unlocks €800 million for African investment vehicle

The EU’s much vaunted private investment vehicle in Africa has moved a step closer to becoming reality after €800 million was unlocked to leverage multi-billion euro investments on the continent.
Railways 21-09-2017

Commission hails Greek-Bulgarian railway project as ‘positive development’

The European Commission is satisfied with the recent cooperation between Greece and Bulgaria on a regional railway project and is ready to look into possible financial support, an EU spokesperson told EURACTIV. Earlier this month (6 September) Greece and Bulgaria...
Transport 27-07-2016

MEPs battle Commission over €1 billion transport and energy cuts

Members of the European Parliament have warned the Commission not to make more cuts to its €30 billion fund for building transport, energy and telecoms infrastructure.
Trade & Society 07-06-2016

Commission asks member states for €3.6 billion to tackle refugee crisis

The European Commission today (7 June) asked EU countries for up to an extra €3.6 billion of development money for poorer African countries to try and bring the refugee crisis under control.
Development Policy 02-06-2016

Commission will ask for an extension of ‘successful’ Juncker Plan

On Wednesday (1 June), the European Commission announced that it will propose extending the Juncker Plan beyond its 2018 deadline, and will seek to replicate its model in developing countries.
Digital & Media 08-04-2016

Broadband internet set to win dedicated EU investment funding

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will set aside a dedicated part of the Juncker Plan to target broadband funding in rural areas, according to sources.
Development Policy 05-04-2016

EIB chief says bank could give development funds in refugee crisis

European Investment Bank (EIB) President Werner Hoyer said thebank could start giving out loans to fund development projects and stem the number of refugees arriving in Europe.
Central Europe 20-01-2016

EU funds energy grid upgrades to curb need for Russian gas

EU member states on Tuesday (19 January) endorsed a plan to invest €217 million in cross-border energy infrastructure, including a major upgrade of gas networks in Central and Eastern Europe and a new power link between Britain and France.
Transport 14-01-2016

Dieselgate: EIB freezes new loans to Volkswagen

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.
Euro & Finance 09-12-2015

Member states limit new flexibility clauses in EU fiscal pact

EXCLUSIVE / EU member states believe the European Commission is giving too much breathing space to struggling national economies when applying the Stability and Growth Pact, and decided to adopt a more restrictive view of EU fiscal rules, according to an official paper seen by EURACTIV.
Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen and Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc
Transport 06-11-2015

Commission billions to go to large-scale transport infrastructure

The European Commission is getting ready to feed money into transport projects around Europe and will focus its attention on large infrastructure and technology for traffic management.
Energy 04-11-2015

Commission plans scheme to boost energy efficiency investment in buildings

The European Commission initiative, to be launched next year, will make it easier for smaller energy efficiency projects, such as building renovations, to get EU funding.
Green MEP Michael Cramer with Committee of the Regions President Markku Markkula
Transport 03-09-2015

Regions warn Juncker Plan could overlook small-scale infrastructure

EU officials are making noise about the Juncker Plan, which some say might give cash loans more favourably to large infrastructure projects and leave behind small, local proposals.
EIB President Werner Hoyer and Committee of the Regions President Markku Markkula at Tuesday's meeting in Luxembourg
Regional Policy 02-09-2015

Regions push for better access to Juncker Plan

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.
Brexit 17-07-2015

UK makes the biggest contribution to the Juncker Plan

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.
Brexit 15-07-2015

Commission mulls relaxing VAT rules for energy efficiency in buildings

EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission is considering whether to relax VAT rules for energy efficiency in buildings, after EU judges ruled a British lower rate for materials such as insulation and solar panels illegal.
Euro & Finance 23-06-2015

Socialists hope EFSI won’t turn into another ‘bad experience’

Socialist MEPs took pride in the expected adoption in plenary tomorrow (24 June) of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).
EU Priorities 2020 26-05-2015

Parliament wins on Juncker Plan cuts

EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission has agreed to cut less from the Horizon 2020 and the Connecting Europe Facility programs in the Juncker Plan. EURACTIV France reports.
EU Priorities 2020 08-05-2015

Renzi scolds EU: “A good pupil who does not work hard enough”

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has launched a call for action to EU leaders saying that the world needed a strong Europe, able to move beyond crisis and sculpt its own vision for the future.
Euro & Finance 22-04-2015

Juncker plan won’t cost EIB its AAA rating, says lender

Riskier investments foreseen under the Juncker Investment Plan will not cost the European Investment Bank its AAA credit rating, the EU lender has insisted.
Euro & Finance 14-04-2015

Bankers want Juncker Plan cleared of state aid rules

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).
Energy 09-04-2015

MEPs’ push to ringfence Juncker money faces defeat

Socialist and Green members of the European Parliament face defeat in their efforts to ringfence up to €5 billion of Juncker Plan investor risk guarantees for energy efficiency projects.

Commission threatens to loot Erasmus budget to finance Juncker Plan

The European Parliament refuses to take funds from existing investment programmes to finance the Juncker Plan. The choice could jeopardise the future of Erasmus and Galileo, according to the Commission. EURACTIV France reports
Economy & Jobs 20-03-2015

Juncker unaware of Ukrainian oligarch who copied his investment plan

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday (20 March) he was not aware that a Ukrainian oligarch close to Moscow had set up a strategic investment fund for the country, to which several European VIPs have loaned their names.