Connecting Europe Facility means Connecting Europe for growth!
EU budget negotiations are entering a crucial phase. In the next few weeks, Heads of State and Governments will meet in an extra-ordinary summit in Brussels (Nov 22) to decide the EU’s budget for 2014-2020.
There is a lot at stake, including proposals to allocate €50 billion of the EU budget to create a new Connecting Europe Facility to trigger investment in the key European transport, energy and digital networks essential for growth.
As we approach the November summit, CEOs from 17 of Europe's leading businesses have signed a declaration underlining the need for Europe to "connect to compete' and calling on Heads of State and Government to support the Connecting Europe Facility.
The declaration is now online and is open to other businesses and citizens to show their support.