Creation date: March 4, 2011
On 28 February, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the "Europe 2020 Project Bonds" initiative which aims at boosting the funding of large infrastructure projects, such as the ones in TEN-T, with long-term revenue potential in line with the Europe 2020 policy priorities. Its objective is to help the private project companies to attract capital market funding from investors such as pension funds and insurance companies. The Europe 2020 Project Bond initiative has been identified in the Annual Growth Survey as a priority measure to enhance growth.
All stakeholders and interested parties are invited to contribute to the consultation, which will run until 2 May 2011. Additionally, a public conference is planned to be held on 11 April 2011 in Brussels, covering Project Bonds argument within the major topic of project finance and will complement the consultation process.