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23 Apr 2015

EP and Council start negotiations on EFSI

On 23 April 2015, the European Parliament and the Council opened their negotiations on the regulation on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), following on the European Parliamentary Committees' vote on the EFSI on Monday, 20 April 2015. Both the EP and the Council confirmed that they were determined to reach an agreement as quickly as possible, in order to ensure that the EFSI regulation would be finally adopted in summer 2015 and set and agenda for the next two weeks in order to overcome the differences between the approaches of the two institutions.

Both parties welcomed the constructive start to the negotiations and expressed their confidence that the next trilogues will provide the opportunity to enhance the reach of the Commission proposal and strengthen the impact of the Investment Plan.

For further information:

Latvian Council Presidency  - press release

European Parliament - press release

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