The European Commission’s ‘Investment Plan for Europe’ aims to mobilise €315bn in investment to boost jobs and growth.
A senior European Commission official said that recent experience with the blending of funds, combining grant aid with non-grant resources, has shown results that are “too good”.
Trade union leaders on Friday (2 October) called for workers in regions dependent on carbon intensive industries to be given financial and other support to help them find new jobs.
Bert Brunekreef is the Chairman of the Environment & Health Committee, European Respiratory Society.
Paul Dawson is the chairman of the European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET).
SPECIAL REPORT / Data has become the raw material for effective policy making, particularly in areas such as mobility and transport.
Those who wish Europe well will be hoping that Merkel can emulate Kohl’s leadership, and that Hollande can cut a more commanding figure than the wily Mitterrand, writes Andrew Duff.