New Head of European Commission Representation in Vienna introduced
After a brief greeting by the Vice-President of the European Parliament Ulrike Lunacek, the former Finance Minister and now Managing Director of EU-funds (EFSI) Wilhelm Molterer held a speech on the new Juncker investment plan. The plan is active in three areas, firstly, mobilising investments of at least €315 billion in three years, secondly, supporting investment in the real economy and thirdly, creating an investment friendly environment to encourage a long-term economic growth in the EU.
The plan has been proposed by the Commission in November 2014 after the European Council had called on the Commission to act on the low level of investments in the EU.
In a brief conversation IRE-Chairman Prof. Dr. Franz Schausberger has invited Wilhelm Molterer to speak as an expert at the 12th Conference of European regions and cities of the IRE on 25 – 27 September 2016 in Salzburg.
The evening was concluded with jazz music.