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Guarantee Fund for External Actions

13-12-2018

The Guarantee Fund for External Actions (GFEA) backs loans and loan guarantees granted to non-EU countries, or to finance projects in non-EU countries. Its objectives are to help protect the EU budget against the risks associated with such loans. The main objective of the actions backed by the GFEA is to support the increase of growth and jobs, and to improve the business environment in developing countries by strengthening the involvement of the private sector. The GFEA also contributes to the European ...

The Guarantee Fund for External Actions (GFEA) backs loans and loan guarantees granted to non-EU countries, or to finance projects in non-EU countries. Its objectives are to help protect the EU budget against the risks associated with such loans. The main objective of the actions backed by the GFEA is to support the increase of growth and jobs, and to improve the business environment in developing countries by strengthening the involvement of the private sector. The GFEA also contributes to the European External Investment Plan, which addresses the root causes of migration, the ongoing refugee crisis and security-related issues.

World Bank support for investment in EU and Western Balkan transport

01-10-2018

Over the six decades during which the World Bank has been active in Europe, its engagement has evolved hand in hand with the development of the continent. Initially supporting reconstruction efforts after World War II, it later shifted the focus of its action to development support. In the past, as today, it has provided financing, knowledge and assistance to countries seeking to join the European Union. As a starting point in providing a deeper insight into how the World Bank contributes to the ...

Over the six decades during which the World Bank has been active in Europe, its engagement has evolved hand in hand with the development of the continent. Initially supporting reconstruction efforts after World War II, it later shifted the focus of its action to development support. In the past, as today, it has provided financing, knowledge and assistance to countries seeking to join the European Union. As a starting point in providing a deeper insight into how the World Bank contributes to the development of European countries today, this briefing first looks at the Bank's complex structure, the functioning of its different parts and the types of investment and assistance it offers its clients. Then, leaving aside the many other areas of the Bank's activity, the focus narrows to its support for transport in the EU and its Western Balkan partners. As the World Bank is one of several international institutions that are active in the Western Balkans, the briefing also looks into how the Bank links with the development-support efforts of the European Commission and the financial landscape of the Western Balkans Investment Framework.

Defence: What has the EU done?

29-06-2018

Attempts to move towards a common defence have been part of the European Project since its inception. However, more has been achieved in the past two years than in the last 60 years.

Attempts to move towards a common defence have been part of the European Project since its inception. However, more has been achieved in the past two years than in the last 60 years.

Uitgaven van de Unie

01-05-2018

De begrotingsuitgaven worden gezamenlijk goedgekeurd door de Raad en het Parlement. De jaarlijkse EU-begroting moet zich houden aan de begrotingsplafonds die in het meerjarig financieel kader (MFK) zijn overeengekomen voor verschillende programma's en beleidsterreinen, zoals die voor cohesie, landbouw en externe betrekkingen. Flexibiliteitsinstrumenten zorgen ervoor dat de EU kan reageren in het geval van onverwachte behoeften. Het gebruik van financiële instrumenten creëert hefboomeffecten met betrekking ...

De begrotingsuitgaven worden gezamenlijk goedgekeurd door de Raad en het Parlement. De jaarlijkse EU-begroting moet zich houden aan de begrotingsplafonds die in het meerjarig financieel kader (MFK) zijn overeengekomen voor verschillende programma's en beleidsterreinen, zoals die voor cohesie, landbouw en externe betrekkingen. Flexibiliteitsinstrumenten zorgen ervoor dat de EU kan reageren in het geval van onverwachte behoeften. Het gebruik van financiële instrumenten creëert hefboomeffecten met betrekking tot de EU-uitgaven.

European Investment Bank: 2016 financial report

25-04-2018

During the May I plenary session, the European Parliament is expected to discuss the financial report of the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the year 2016. The increasing importance of the EIB, both in budgetary terms and in its varied funding contributions in different areas of activity, calls for high level of transparency and accountability. Although the European Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) acknowledges some progress in this regard, it considers there is still room for ...

During the May I plenary session, the European Parliament is expected to discuss the financial report of the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the year 2016. The increasing importance of the EIB, both in budgetary terms and in its varied funding contributions in different areas of activity, calls for high level of transparency and accountability. Although the European Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) acknowledges some progress in this regard, it considers there is still room for improvement.

The ESM and the EIB: comparison of some features

25-04-2018

Following the Commission proposal to transform the European Stability Mechanism into the European Monetary Fund, and the statement by the ESM’s Chair to model the new body similarly to the European Investment Bank, this paper presents in a tabular format the main characteristics of these two institutions.

Following the Commission proposal to transform the European Stability Mechanism into the European Monetary Fund, and the statement by the ESM’s Chair to model the new body similarly to the European Investment Bank, this paper presents in a tabular format the main characteristics of these two institutions.

State Aid and EU funding: are they compatible?

16-04-2018

State aid involves the transfer of state resources. These are resources which are controlled by public authorities. EU funds which are granted directly to undertakings without coming under the control of a public authority of a Member State cannot be considered to be state resources. However, EU funds channelled through managing authorities become state resources and can constitute state aid if all the other criteria of Article 107(1) TFEU are satisfied.

State aid involves the transfer of state resources. These are resources which are controlled by public authorities. EU funds which are granted directly to undertakings without coming under the control of a public authority of a Member State cannot be considered to be state resources. However, EU funds channelled through managing authorities become state resources and can constitute state aid if all the other criteria of Article 107(1) TFEU are satisfied.

Externe auteur

Professor Phedon Nicolaides

European Fund for Strategic Investments – EFSI 2.0

15-02-2018

On 14 September 2016, the Commission proposed an extension of the duration of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) until end-2020, and the introduction of technical enhancements for that fund and the European Investment Advisory Hub. Under the new regulation, (EFSI 2.0), steps are taken to increase support for small-scale projects; Parliament can send a (non-voting) expert to EFSI’s steering board, and EFSI’s scoreboard will be publicly available after a project is signed. The increase ...

On 14 September 2016, the Commission proposed an extension of the duration of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) until end-2020, and the introduction of technical enhancements for that fund and the European Investment Advisory Hub. Under the new regulation, (EFSI 2.0), steps are taken to increase support for small-scale projects; Parliament can send a (non-voting) expert to EFSI’s steering board, and EFSI’s scoreboard will be publicly available after a project is signed. The increase in the financial allocation needed to deliver the higher investment targeted will come from an increase in the EU budget guarantee from €16 billion to €26 billion, and an increase in the EIB contribution from €5 billion to €7.5 billion. However, the provisioning rate for the guarantee is reduced to 35 %, giving a total contribution from the EU budget of €9.1 billion, compared to an initial contribution of €8 billion. Parliament managed to reduce the share of this increased contribution financed via redeployments from the Connecting Europe Facility programme, by instead drawing more heavily on EFSI-assigned revenues and investment reflows. The agreed text was adopted on 12 December 2017.

Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, February I 2018

09-02-2018

Highlights of the session included the second in a series of debates with EU leaders on the future of Europe, with Croatian Prime Minister, Andrej Plenković; and the debate and vote on the composition of the European Parliament after Brexit. The European Commission also made statements on fair taxation packages and the manipulation of scientific research by multinationals in the wake of revelations on emission tests on monkeys and humans by the German car industry. Parliament decided to set up a ...

Highlights of the session included the second in a series of debates with EU leaders on the future of Europe, with Croatian Prime Minister, Andrej Plenković; and the debate and vote on the composition of the European Parliament after Brexit. The European Commission also made statements on fair taxation packages and the manipulation of scientific research by multinationals in the wake of revelations on emission tests on monkeys and humans by the German car industry. Parliament decided to set up a special committee on the Union's authorisation procedure for pesticides (PEST). Parliament adopted agreed first-reading positions on, inter alia, a regulation on ending unjustified geo-blocking and two regulations on EU external action funds – among the priorities for 2018 in the Joint Declaration agreed by the Council, Commission and Parliament.

De Europese Investeringsbank

01-02-2018

De Europese Investeringsbank (EIB) bevordert de doelstellingen van de Europese Unie door projectfinanciering op de lange termijn, garanties en advies beschikbaar te stellen. Zij ondersteunt zowel projecten binnen als buiten de EU. De aandeelhouders van de bank zijn de EU-lidstaten. De EIB is de meerderheidsaandeelhouder in het Europees Investeringsfonds (EIF) en vormt samen met laatstgenoemde de EIB-groep. Binnen het investeringsplan voor Europa als voorgesteld door de Commissie is de EIB-groep onderdeel ...

De Europese Investeringsbank (EIB) bevordert de doelstellingen van de Europese Unie door projectfinanciering op de lange termijn, garanties en advies beschikbaar te stellen. Zij ondersteunt zowel projecten binnen als buiten de EU. De aandeelhouders van de bank zijn de EU-lidstaten. De EIB is de meerderheidsaandeelhouder in het Europees Investeringsfonds (EIF) en vormt samen met laatstgenoemde de EIB-groep. Binnen het investeringsplan voor Europa als voorgesteld door de Commissie is de EIB-groep onderdeel van een overkoepelende strategie die erop gericht is de grote investeringskloof te dichten door investeerders vrij te stellen van sommige intrinsieke risico's van projecten.

Toekomstige activiteiten

25-06-2019
Meeting EU energy and climate goals: Energy storage for grids and low-carbon mobility
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