The trade and investment aspects of Global Gateway
Question for written answer E-000768/2023/rev.1
to the Commission
Geert Bourgeois (ECR)
Through the Global Gateway and investment amounting to EUR 300 billion, the EU, in cooperation with like-minded international partners, is seeking to respond to China's New Silk Road in order to develop sustainable and high-quality infrastructure. The strategy will enable the partner countries concerned to develop their societies and economies and furthermore provide opportunities for our private sector.
In this connection:
- 1.Can the Commission provide an overview of the Global Gateway projects that have already been approved and/or launched, broken down by type of project, partners, participating Member States (in order of size) and extent of European cofunding? Can the Commission also state which projects were not selected, together with the reasons why they were ultimately not selected?
- 2.What are the main criteria for assessing these projects – cofunded by Member States – and how is their added value for the EU gauged?
- 3.The Commission has established that, between 2016 and 2020, national credit agencies provided a total of EUR 41 billion in funding for projects. How does the Commission propose to promote greater effectiveness and concentration of credit agencies in the Member States and cooperation with them?