BusinessEurope expectations from an EU investment plan
Launching the EU investment report on November 21st 2014, BusinessEurope President Emma Marcegaglia said: 'The EU has seen investment decline as a share of GDP to its lowest level in 20 years. The new Commission’s €300 billion investment plan can play an important role in stimulating private investment. If we are to lay the foundations for our future competitiveness and prosperity, we need a step change in efforts to tackle the obstacles hampering private investment and to optimise the use of public investment in Europe.' BusinessEurope's report , covers two inter-related issues. It lists a set of principles European companies believe the new Commission should follow in taking their €300b investment plan forward. It also looks at the key barriers in the way to improve long-term investment. To remove them each needs concrete and urgent actions from the EU and national policy-makers.