Since the global economic and financial crisis, Europe has been suffering from low levels of investment. The Investment Plan for Europe aims to revive investment in strategic projects around Europe to ensure that money reaches the real economy.
The Investment Plan will be driven by the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) to help speed up economic recovery and boost investment and growth in Europe.
The Investment Plan has the potential to add €330 to €410 billion to the EU's GDP and create 1 to 1.3 million new jobs in the coming years.
It can contribute greatly to the modernisation of the European industry, but its success depends on the industrial participation. The European Commission encourages European companies to make the best use of those resources and identify barriers for investment.
To raise the awareness in the industry about the potential benefits and financing opportunities related to the Investment Plan, the European Commission is organising dedicated workshops for different sectors.
The Investment Plan consists of 3 pillars:
The investment environment within the EU should be improved by removing barriers to investment, reinforcing the internal market, and enhancing regulatory predictability.
To this end, coordinated efforts are necessary to identify and remove obstacles at EU, national and regional level.
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