Peter Jahr (PPE
Mr President, risk-sharing instruments can improve the involvement of the private sector in the financing of important projects in EU Member States affected by the crisis in order to secure jobs and growth. This involves calling on the Member States to transfer part of their allocation from EU funds for regional development to the Commission so that they can then be used for risk sharing.
The allocation of funds from the Cohesion Fund and mid-term financial planning will not be affected by this. For me, this is all very positive, and I also see it as an opportunity. I would merely ask that we and the Commission take care to ensure that the risk-sharing instrument does not become a risk-shifting instrument. In other words, we must ensure that the involvement of the private sector rests on a firm foundation.