28 May 2015
EUROPEAN COMMISISON DAILY NEWS – 28 MAYBrussels Daily
Negotiations on the Regulation for a European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) successfully concluded
Early on Thursday morning after a long night of discussions, EU legislators successfully concluded negotiations on the Regulation for a European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the core of the Investment Plan for Europe. This means that the Fund will become operational and start financing projects at the end of the summer. The European Commission, represented last night by Vice-Presidents Georgieva and Katainen, acted as an honest broker and facilitator throughout the negotiations with the European Parliament and the Council. During last night’s trilogue, the co-legislators agreed upon the final outstanding issues, including in particular the budgetary allocations to the EFSI guarantee fund, keeping to the ambitious timetable set out in January.
Commissioner Vella in Piraeus, Greece for European Maritime Day 2015
European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries is participating in the European Maritime Day 2015 taking place between 28 and 31 May 2015 in Piraeus, Greece. The event will bring together Europe’s maritime community around the theme of ports and coasts as engines for Blue Growth. The conference will focus especially on innovation, cooperation, skills and qualifications for the maritime economy as well as on the available opportunities for private investment and public funding. Commissioner Vella, said: “European Maritime Day is the forum for novel ideas and opportunities in the maritime sector. This year, Piraeus, the largest seaport in the Mediterranean, brings us together to celebrate the enormous potential that the seas and oceans offer to Europe to build sustainable blue growth and create blue jobs”. The conference will be web-streamed and press material is available here.
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