The S&D Group underlines the need to move to a more ambitious and long-term investment plan in line with the investment needs outlined in the Europe 2020 strategy, and to combine a broad range of financing sources.

The multi-annual financial framework (MFF) for 2014-2020 should be reviewed as soon as possible in order to increase funding from the EU budget for infrastructure projects.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) should be given a greater role and its capital increased by an additional €10 billion to raise its annual investments. In addition, existing fiscal rules should be revised to make them investment-friendly.

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