Jennifer Baker is joined by James Holtum, spokesperson for the ECR Group, to discuss European Commission President Juncker’s €315 billion investment package.
Member States are expected to endorse Juncker’s investment plan, aimed at kick-starting Europe’s economy, at the European Council meeting on 18 and 19 December in Brussels. Holtum stresses that the Commission’s initiative has fuelled the discussion on how barriers to private investment can be reduced across Europe. But the ECR group believes that the package should not be seen as a replacement for long-term economic reform.
Juncker’s €315 billion investment plan should not become “a substitute for economic reform” tweet