- by Martin SCHULZ, EP President and Lucinda CREIGHTON, Irish Minister of State for European Affairs
Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 17/04/2013 First transmission: 17/04/2013
Three new regulations were signed today in the European Parliament in Strasbourg by EP President Martin SCHULZ and Lucinda CREIGHTON, Irish Minister of State for European Affairs. Those were two economical regulations aiming at providing support to those little enterprises that are trying to pave their way or that focus on generating social benefits: the first one, the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European Venture Capital Funds, is made to provide finance to undertakings which are very small at their beginning, but that display a strong potential of growth and expansion. The second one, a Regulation of the EP and of the Council on European Social Entrepreneurship Funds, aims to make it easier for social enterprises to access funding: enterprises which focus on generating social benefits rather than profits for owners and shareholders, and that have it vey difficult in these particular hard economical times. The third regulation signed was a Regulation of the EP and of the Council on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure and repealing Decision No 1364/2006/EC. This regulation sets out corridors for Trans-European energy network projects and the criteria they must follow for fast-track approval, at it aims to accelerate the approval of priority projects of common interest for the Europeans and to integrate EU's energy infrastructure and achieve its energy goals.
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||Exterior view of the EP, Strasbourg
||Arriving of Martin SCHULZ, EP President and Lucinda CREIGHTON, Irish Minister of State for European Affairs
||Signing ceremony views with the participation of rapporteurs , handshake, family photo (10 shots)