2011-02-28 - Commission launches consultation on "Europe 2020 Project Bonds" to fund infrastructure

The European Commission today launches a public consultation on the "Europe 2020 Project Bond Initiative" which aims at boosting the funding of projects with long-term revenue potential in line with the Europe 2020 policy priorities. This follows the announcement made by President José Manuel Barroso in his State of the Union Address. Its objective is to help the private project companies to attract capital market funding from investors such as pension funds and insurance companies. The Europe 2020 Project Bond initiative has been identified in the Annual Growth Survey as a priority measure to enhance growth.

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