Enabling impactful investments via the next EU budget and Next Generation EU: From policy to implementation

On February 3, 2021, a virtual conference of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on “Sustainable and long-term investment and competitive European industry” was held in the presence of Estelle Goeger, member of the cabinet of Economic Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni.

In front of a large audience, Dominique Riquet, MEP, Filipo Munistieri (DG ECFIN, European Commission), Dr Jan Klasen (Director of Federal and European Affairs at KfW), Herald Ruijters (Director, “Investment, Innovative & Sustainable Transport” at DG Move), Philippe Citroën (Director General at UNIFE), and Gerhard Huemer (Director of Economic & Fiscal Policy at SMEUnited) exchanged views on how to transform European financing into effective investments.

Several avenues were discussed, such as the creation of a project pipeline, a challenge for which the CEF Blending Facility pilot scheme provides a response; and the merits of decentralized EU support for investment, following the example of the InvestEU program for which National promotional banks and institutions (NPBIs) are preparing the implementation.

Click here to watch the streaming of the conference : Enabling impactful investments via the next EU budget and Next Generation EU – YouTube