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Will Juncker's investment plan work?


EU Commission President Juncker has presented an ambitious scheme for boosting growth in the Eurozone. With the help of private investments, 21 billion euros provided by the EU are to become 315 billion euros. Will the plan provide enough incentives for investors?



Delo - Slovenia | Friday, 19. December 2014

Juncker's investment plan very hazy

The EU's heads of government approved European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's investment programme at their summit on Thursday. The left-liberal daily Delo is very dubious about the plan: » more



La Stampa - Italy | Monday, 1. December 2014

Low oil prices will boost Eurozone economy

The oil price dropped to its lowest level in four years on Friday after Opec resolved not to cut output. Europe has every reason for joy and Moscow for chagrin, writes Bill Emmott, former editor-in-chief of the magazine The Economist, in the liberal daily La Stampa: » more


Die Welt - Germany | Thursday, 27. November 2014

Brussels rouses lethargic euro countries

Juncker's investment programme is the right measure for helping the crisis-ridden EU countries, the conservative daily Die Welt is convinced. But the paper still has its doubts about the anticipated leverage effect: » more


Die Presse - Austria | Thursday, 27. November 2014

Trust more important than new funds

Commission President Juncker's investment package won't revive the EU's weak economy, the liberal-conservative daily Die Presse believes: » more


Die Welt - Germany | Thursday, 27. November 2014

Brussels rouses lethargic euro countries

Juncker's investment programme is the right measure for helping the crisis-ridden EU countries, the conservative daily Die Welt is convinced. But the paper still has its doubts about the anticipated leverage effect: » more


El Periódico de Catalunya - Spain | Thursday, 27. November 2014

If Juncker fails, Europe will fail

Juncker's investment plan is the last chance to save the EU, the left-liberal daily El Periódico de Catalunya comments with scepticism: » more


Večer - Slovenia | Thursday, 27. November 2014

Private investments just wishful thinking

The EU budget will provide 16 billion euros and five billion more will come from the European Investment Bank. This is supposed to provide backing for 63 billion euros in loans for promising investments. Then private investors are expected to put forward another 252 billion euros. This investment plan is just wishful thinking, the conservative daily Večer concludes: » more


Cinco Días - Spain | Wednesday, 26. November 2014

Juncker's plan requires more public funding

The investment plan of new EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker aims to use 21 billion euros in EU subsidies to generate several times that amount in private investments and boost the economy by 315 billion euros in total. But without more support from the national budgets the project is doomed to failure, the left-liberal daily Cinco Días fears: » more


Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Sunday, 23. November 2014

ECB will have to pay for EU investments

The European Commission plans to present its 300 billion euro investment programme on Wednesday. The money is to come from EU and private sources. But the calculations don't work out, the liberal business daily Il Sole 24 Ore complains: » more


Wiener Zeitung - Austria | Thursday, 20. November 2014

EU must make unsocial companies pay up

Big German companies are hoarding billions instead of investing while the EU lacks the huge sums it needs to fight unemployment, the liberal state-owned daily Wiener Zeitung criticises: » more


La Repubblica - Italy | Monday, 17. November 2014

G20 summit holds to austerity

The G20 states have set themselves the goal of 2.1 percent growth by 2018. The left-liberal daily La Repubblica is unhappy that the world's most powerful economies still haven't put austerity behind them: » more


Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Wednesday, 22. October 2014

Fight against recession could harm Commission

The new European Commission may fall victim to the tug of war over the right measures for countering a recession, the liberal business daily Il Sole 24 Ore fears: » more


Spiegel Online - Germany | Monday, 13. October 2014

Eurozone needs 10-digit recovery programme

As his austerity policies increasingly come under fire internationally, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble warned at the end of the IMF's annual meeting against taking too dim a view of the economic situation in the Eurozone. What the Eurozone needs is a recovery programme running into the trillions, writes Wolfgang Münchau, columnist for the news magazine Spiegel Online: » more


To Vima Online - Greece | Wednesday, 16. July 2014

Investments will alleviate joblessness

In his speech before the European Parliament on Tuesday Jean-Claude Juncker announced a 300 billion euro investment programme. The liberal online paper To Vima hopes he will be able to push it through despite opposition from the rich EU countries: » more


Expansión - Spain | Wednesday, 16. July 2014

Juncker must withstand pressure from all sides

The coming months won't be easy for Jean-Claude Juncker, the conservative business paper Expansión predicts: » more

 

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