James Holtum, spokesperson for the ECR Group, discusses the European Commission’s flagship investment policy, the so-called Juncker Plan, to be voted on this week in the Parliament’s Committees.
The European Fund for Strategic Investments seeks to leverage €21 billion, with the aim of boosting investment in the EU economy by €315 billion. According to the ECR spokesperson, MEPs will have to address two issues: figuring a way to raise the money and reaching an agreement on its distribution. According to him, it is crucial to protect research funding, and to ensure that the selected projects will be viable and generate a positive return on investment.
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