With the crisis the EU has seen investment fall as a share of GDP to its lowest level in 20 years. Private investment contracted by more than 11% between 2007 and 2013. Though investment started recovering since, it has been at a very slow pace and has not yet bridged the gap from pre-crisis levels, also remaining behind the one of major competitors.
The commitment of the European Commission to prioritise investment is very important, but we need adequate follow-up in order to address barriers to investment that have been identified.
|Sustainable Europe Investment Plan should close investment gap||14/01/2020|