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EPRS: supporting this year’s EWRC

Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, the European Week of Regions and Cities has grown to become Europe’s largest annual get-together of local and regional representatives, drawing several thousand participants from across Europe to four days of workshops and debate. Continue reading

Setting European Priorities: The cohesion policy perspective

Written by Vasileios Margaras, European Parliament Vice-President Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso (EPP, Spain) opened an EPRS roundtable discussion on ‘Setting European Priorities: The cohesion policy perspective’ on 20 June in the EP Library reading room. An audience of representatives from local and regional offices, as well as MEP offices and officials, demonstrated the growing interest in the future … Continue reading

European Fund for Strategic Investments – EFSI 2.0 [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 14 September 2016, the Commission proposed an extension of the duration of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) until end-2020, and the introduction of technical enhancements for that fund and the European Investment Advisory Hub. Under the new regulation, (EFSI 2.0), steps are taken to increase support for small-scale projects; Parliament can send a (non-voting) expert to EFSI’s steering board, and EFSI’s scoreboard will be publicly available after a project is signed. Continue reading

EFSI and ESI Funds: Complementarity or contradiction?

Written by Vasilis Margaras, Shortly after beginning its 2014-2019 mandate, the European Commission proposed a new investment Plan for Europe, often referred to as the ‘Juncker Plan’. The Investment Plan was seen as a top priority for the European Commission, aimed at strengthening Europe’s competitiveness and stimulating investment in order to create more jobs. It … Continue reading

Secular stagnation and the euro area

Written by Gustaf Gimdal and Cemal Karakas Graphics by Christian Dietrich Several years after the Great Recession began, the euro area is still far from fully recovered. The international economic and financial crisis has pushed down investment levels within the EU by about 15% from their peak in 2007. Even though the near-term prospects seem … Continue reading

Economic issues at the top of EP’s June II plenary agenda

Written by Tessa Tumbrägel Economic and budgetary affairs will be the focus of Parliament’s next mini-plenary session taking place on Wednesday 24 June in Brussels. The preparations of the 25-26 June European Council meeting will be the first item on the agenda. During the meeting, leaders will discuss a variety of topics, ranging from migration and … Continue reading

European Parliament plenary session, 28 January 2015

Written by Conall Devaney On Wednesday 28 January MEPs will meet in plenary session in Brussels. The recent terrorist attacks in Paris, in which 17 people were killed, continue to cast a shadow over much of the political debate in Europe and the European Commission will use the session to make a statement on anti-terrorism … Continue reading

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