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

The MFF 2014-2020 should be reviewed as soon as possible in order to increase funding from the EU budget for infrastructure projects. The EIB should be given a greater role by raising its capital by an additional 10 billion euros in order to raise its annual investment. In addition, he called for a revision of the existing fiscal rules to make them investment-friendly.

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