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Economic policies: How Parliament insists on transparency and democratic accountability

Economic policies: How Parliament insists on transparency and democratic accountability

| September 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Parliament plays an important role in ensuring decisions affecting economic affairs are taken in a transparent way ©AP Images/European Parliament Parliament, as one of the EU’s two legislative bodies, is closely involved in shaping legislation in every field the EU is responsible for, from agriculture to banking. The debt crisis in Greece and scandals involving […]

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EIB and Committee of Regions intensify co-operation to boost Europe’s economic recovery

EIB and Committee of Regions intensify co-operation to boost Europe’s economic recovery

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Committee of Regions (CoR) President Markku Markkula (pictured) met with European Investment Bank (EIB) President Werner Hoyer in Luxembourg on 1 September to discuss joint efforts to enhance private investment and recovery across Europe.   In this context, EIB President Hoyer said: “Co-operation between our institutions is of great benefit for the citizens in Europe. Within […]

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Investment Plan for Europe: European Fund for Strategic Investments ready for take-off in autumn

Investment Plan for Europe: European Fund for Strategic Investments ready for take-off in autumn

The European Commission has put the final building blocks in place to kick-start investment in the real economy. A package of measures agreed today will ensure that the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is up and running by early autumn 2015, keeping the ambitious timetable set by President Jean-Claude Juncker to implement the Investment […]

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Boosting Europe’s economy: Juncker investment plan explained

Boosting Europe’s economy: Juncker investment plan explained

The so-called Juncker investment plan, aiming to get Europe growing again and get more people back to work, got a green light from Parliament in June. How will the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) actually work though? And how will investments be mobilized to lead to an overall sum of €315 billion? Newly elected […]

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Berès: ‘I’m not convinced measures to tackle crisis have always been right ones’

Berès: ‘I’m not convinced measures to tackle crisis have always been right ones’

Pervenche Berès The question of how to resolve Europe’s economic woes continues to divide the European Union. The economic committee approved on 16 June a report evaluating the EU’s economic governance. French S&D MEP Pervenche Berès (pictured), who wrote the report, has said that there was a clear division between those who believe current rules […]

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Investment Plan for Europe: Slovakia to contribute €400 million

Investment Plan for Europe: Slovakia to contribute €400 million

Today (15 June) Slovakia announced that it will contribute €400 million to projects benefiting from finance by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), at the heart of the €315 billion Investment Plan for Europe. Slovakia is the seventh country to contribute to the Plan, even before the EFSI becomes operational, after Germany, Spain, France, […]

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MEPs approve European Fund for Strategic Investment

MEPs approve European Fund for Strategic Investment

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Plans to create a fund that seeks to unlock and leverage private investment in Europe’s economy have been approved by MEPs. The issue was voted on by a joint meeting of two committees in the European Parliament. The flagship European Fund for Strategic Investment – often referred to as ‘The Juncker Plan’ – aims to […]

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