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The Juncker plan needs to be turned on its head

The Juncker Plan was launched one year ago to boost investment in Europe: has the plan been successful so far? How can we better use the EIB to increase investment?

By: Grégory Claeys and Alvaro Leandro Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: June 8, 2016
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Assessing the Juncker Plan after one year

With the Juncker Plan, the European Commission intends to support valuable risky projects by expanding the risk capacity of the EIB. But has the new European Fund for Strategic Investments really been used to finance 'additional' projects?

By: Grégory Claeys and Alvaro Leandro Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: May 17, 2016
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China’s interest in the Juncker Plan: not so strange after all

China has recently started to express interest in the Juncker plan. There have been rumours that China would like to initially invest between €5 and €10 billion. However no clarity exists yet as to how China will invest.

By: Alicia García-Herrero Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, Global Economics & Governance Date: October 7, 2015
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Los trémulos cimientos del 'plan Juncker'

Los detalles del plan alimentan el escepticismo

By: Grégory Claeys Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: August 7, 2015
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Juncker plan: the EIB in the driver’s seat

After weeks of negotiations with the European Commission and the Council of the EU, the European Parliament on 24 June adopted the text establishing the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI), the instrument at the centre of Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker's investment plan. Now that the details of the plan are available we can assess more precisely how it will work and what its impact might be on European growth and employment.

By: Grégory Claeys Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: June 30, 2015
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An investment plan for Europe

- The speech by Jyrki Katainen's, Vice president of the Commission, at the Bruegel event " An investment plan for Europe"

By: Bruegel Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: January 14, 2015
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An investment plan for Europe

Highlights of the event on 12 January 2015 were Jyrki Katainen, Vice President of the European Commission, presented the European Commission's new investment plan.

By: Bruegel Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: January 13, 2015
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The Achilles' heel of Juncker's investment plan

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's plan to boost investment in the EU has three pillars: (i) the creation of a European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI); (ii) the setting up of a pipeline of projects at EU level and strengthening technical assistance through an investment advisory 'Hub'; and (iii) improving the framework conditions for investment.

By: Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: December 8, 2014
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Juncker’s investment plan: No risk – no return

President Juncker has presented the key features of the European Commission’s plan to boost investment in the EU. In this blog post we review the most important points and discuss the main policy challenges surrounding the plan.

By: Grégory Claeys, André Sapir and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: November 28, 2014
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Measuring Europe’s investment problem

Under the leadership of Vice President Katainen, the Commission has designed a plan which will be announced this week. The announcement of the investment plan is scheduled to coincide with the announcement by the Commission of its assessment of national budgetary plans for 2015. Before evaluating whether the investment plan is sufficient to boost growth, there is a need to evaluate the extent of Europe’s investment problem, which is what this blog post does.

By: Grégory Claeys, Pia Hüttl, André Sapir and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: November 25, 2014