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EU budget for recovery: Kick-starting the EU economy by incentivising private investments

May 29, 2020 |

As announced by European Commission President von der Leyen on 27 May 2020, the Commission is aiming to kick-start the EU economy by incentivising private investments. The Commission today proposes a new Solvency Support Instrument, which builds on the existing European Fund for Strategic Investments, to mobilise private resources to urgently support viable European companies in the sectors, regions and countries most economically impacted by the pandemic. The Solvency Support Instrument can be operational from 2020 and will have a budget of €31 billion, aiming to unlock €300 billion in solvency support for otherwise healthy companies from all economic sectors and prepare them for a cleaner, digital and resilient future. The Commission is enhancing InvestEU, Europe’s flagship investment programme, to a level of €15.3 billion to mobilise private investment in projects across the Union. Finally, the Commission is proposing a new Strategic Investment Facility built into InvestEU, to generate investments of up to €150 billion, thanks to a contribution of €15 billion from Next Generation EU, to boost the resilience of strategic sectors, notably those linked to the green and digital transition, and key value chains in the internal market. For more details see the Q&A and factsheet on the Solvency Support Instrument; and the Q&A and factsheet on InvestEU. All legal texts related to the new MFF proposal are available here.

Compliments of the European Commission.