The European Commission has put the final building blocks in place to kick-start investment in the real economy. A package of measures agreed today will ensure that the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), budget
315 billion euro,
is up and running by early autumn 2015, keeping the ambitious timetable set by President Jean-Claude Juncker to implement the Investment Plan for Europe.EFSI is an initiative launched jointly by the EIB Group and the European Commission to help overcome the current investment gap in the EU by mobilising private financing for strategic investments.
Govert Buijs EU Liaison Officer RUG and UMCG, Research & Valorisation, supports Junckers’ EFSI initiative, but with a remark: ‘The 315 billion euro EFSI funding offered by the EC to support SME’s with capital, could be a real treat, but it risks to be a treat of our own cigars as well,’ stated Buijs in his column Spreek Buijs. The column has been published in the Healthy Aging AHA-magazine of the Healthy Ageing Network Northern Netherlands Groningen. Read the column (only Dutch version)
Photo report on the most special and oldest books of the university.
On Monday, November 26, UG researcher Anouk Goossens receives the Shell Award. This prize is awarded annually to three (former) physics students. Goossens receives the prize for her investigation into using the material Nb-doped SrTiO3 for imitating...
A bountiful and healthy Wadden Sea is an indispensable link in the life cycles of many migratory birds and fish. This is why the Wadden Fund and the three Wadden provinces – Groningen, Friesland and Noord-Holland – strive for the creation of such a...