Connecting Europe Facility: Video clip with strong support from business leaders
Less than two weeks ahead of the special European Council of 22-23 November on the future EU budget 2014-2020, business leaders express strong support for the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) in a video clip, produced by the European Commission. Top-level representatives from Ericsson, RATP, EirGrid, Telekomunikacja Polska, HSBC, Alstom, General Electric, IBM, Airbus ProSky and GDF-Suez as well as the International Energy Agency and the Prime Minister of Estonia leave no doubt about the need for better interconnections in Europe in transport, energy and the internet to enhance Europe's growth and competitiveness, about the need for European action through the CEF and about the strong potential to leverage private finance through this 50 billion initiative. The appeal comes at a time when substantial reductions affecting the CEF are getting more likely in the ongoing negotiations on the future budget.
Read and watch more about the CEF.
Besides, more than 1000 people, including more business leaders from the Port of Rotterdam, the Port of Antwerp, ÖBB, Maersk, Ferrovie dello Stato, Pirelli, Volvo, Deutsche Post DHL, Munich Airport etc. have signed already the declaration in support of the Connecting Europe.
You can sign it, too, at http://ec.europa.eu/connectingeurope.
Twitter hashtag #connectingeurope.
Helen Kearns (+32 2 298 76 38)
Dale Kidd (+32 2 295 74 61)