Following our previous meeting with the EFSI Steering Board on July 4, 2016, during this Consultation Event LTIIA voiced the following key comments from our members in relation to the Strategic Orientations of the EFSI Investment Policy and the EFSI Implementation under the Infrastructure and Innovation Window.
- the importance of transparency as regards the application of additionality criterion
- the call for increasing importance of ESG aspects in the EFSI investment decisions
- the need for on-going focus on deepening infrastructure projects pipeline
- the impact of Eurostat’s treatment of PPPs (on and off government balance sheets) on the PPP projects pipeline
We welcome the fact that additionality, sustainability and the pipeline expansion were amongst the highlights in the State of the Union Speech, when President Juncker announced the extension of the European Fund for Strategic Investments on September 14, 2016 (see attached press release).
The full meeting report can be found at this link: