Investing in European projects: Council adopts EFSI regulation
EU News 174/2015
On 25 June 2015, the Council adopted a regulation on a European fund for strategic investments (EFSI) aimed at stimulating the economy.
Adoption of the text paves the way for new investments to begin in mid-2015. It follows approval by the European Parliament on 24 June, after a compromise was reached between the institutions on 28 May 2015.
The EFSI is intended to stimulate participation by private investors in a broad range of new investment projects. By taking on part of the risk through a first-loss liability, it is expected to achieve an overall multiplier effect of 1:15 in real investment. Such leverage will eventually allow more than €300bn of additional investment to be mobilised during a three-year investment period.
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