MEPs to discuss EU investment plan kick-off with Donald Tusk
Parliament will hold its first debate with newly-elected European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday. Mr Tusk will present the results of the December 2014 European Council, which backed plans to mobilise €315 billion for growth and jobs. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is expected to attend the debate.
European Commission plans to mobilise €315 billion between 2015 and 2017 to boost growth, jobs and competitiveness via a new European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) were approved by EU heads of state or government at the 18 December European Council.
The Commission will table a proposal in January 2015, on which Parliament and the Council are invited to agree on by June, so that the new investments can be activated as early as mid-2015.
Procedure: Commission and Council statements (without resolution)
Debate: Tuesday, 13 January
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