Cause and Effect in European Politics and Law
Investment Plan vs. Common Budget?

Investment Plan vs. Common Budget?

The main pillar which Jean-Claude Juncker's Commission is built upon is the Investment Plan. This could prove a revolutionary innovation in common European policy-making with its ambition to attract 315 billion euros of private and public investments in the next three years (2015-2017). But it could also prove a major failure. What will it be we will be following in this topic.
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There Is an Agreement on the Investment Fund but Unresolved Issues Remain

After marathon negotiations that lasted a whole night, early in the morning of Thursday a political agreement was reached between the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council on the establishment of a European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) which is the backbone of the Juncker' ...
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EIB Believes the European Parliament Does Not Understand EFSI

Despite the good will of all sides the trilateral negotiations on Juncker's investment plan are stuck on key points. So far, there have been four rounds of the negotiations between the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council but outcome is limited. European Investment Bank (EIB) Pres ...
Jean Arthuis | © European ParliamentJean Arthuis | © European Parliament

A Conflict Is Emerging in EU around Juncker's Plan

This week (23 April) will begin the negotiations between the Council and the European Parliament on the European Commission investment plan. As it usually happens with the most important European topics, however, for this plan as well a strong clash is emerging between the two institutions. This ...
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Juncker's Plan - Last Chance to Revive Europe

"In the euro area, growth in the third quarter of 2014 was modestly weaker than expected, largely on account of weak investment, and inflation and inflation expectations continued to decline", is written in the updated world economic outlook of the IMF, published on 20 January. This sentenc ...