Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, said: "We have achieved what we set out to do: return Europe to solid growth and boost job creation. By 2022, the Juncker Plan will have added 1.7 million jobs to the EU labour market and increased EU GDP by 1.8%. I always said that the Plan was not a cure-all. But with more than one million small-sized companies receiving financing that wasn't available to them before, we can be proud."
Jyrki Katainen, Commission Vice-President, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, said: “We have come a long way since the first projects in 2015! Today the European economy is back on track and the Investment Plan will have a lasting impact. The projects financed so far benefit more than one million small businesses and help us transition to a low-carbon, circular and sustainable economy. I am proud to say that we delivered on our number one priority to mobilise private money for the public good.”
Werner Hoyer, European Investment Bank Group President, said: “When we first discussed this initiative five years ago, many people were skeptical. It is hard to believe that any financial instrument can create jobs in the millions or support one million companies. Yet, recent calculations show that we were right to pursue our ideas. The Juncker Plan has had a sizable impact on economies and lives across Europe: it has supported environment- and climate-friendly projects, innovation and a fairer society, and it will continue to do so even when Jean-Claude and I are long-retired.”
Long term effect
In addition to the direct impact the Juncker Plan has had on jobs and GDP growth, the Plan will also have a long term macroeconomic impact on the EU. Looking ahead to 2037, Juncker Plan operations will still have created 1 million jobs and have increased EU GDP by 1.2%. Improved connectivity and increased productivity resulting from Juncker Plan supported projects are helping to boost European competiveness and growth in the longer-term.
Boosting investment and supporting SMEs
As of October 2019, the Juncker Plan is set to mobilise €439.4 billion in additional investment across the EU. More than one million start-ups and small businesses are now expected to benefit from improved access to finance.
Some 70% of the expected mobilised investment comes from private resources, meaning that the Juncker Plan has also met its objective of mobilising private investment.
Who has received financing?
Thanks to the Juncker Plan, the EIB and its subsidiary for financing small businesses, the European Investment Fund (EIF), have approved financing for close to 1200 operations and are on track to provide risk financing for more than one million start-ups and SMEs across a wide range of sectors and in all 28 EU countries.
As of October 2019, the top countries ranked by EFSI-triggered investment relative to GDP are Greece, Estonia, Portugal, Bulgaria and Poland. Examples of Juncker Plan projects range from pan-European high-speed charging infrastructure for electric vehicles to a food waste management company in Romania to reintegrating former military personnel into the workplace in the Netherlands. Factsheets by country and by sector provide a more detailed overview and further project examples.
How has the Juncker Plan benefited citizens and businesses?
In addition to financing innovative projects and new technologies, the Juncker Plan has supported other EU objectives, such as climate, social and transport policy. Thanks to the Juncker Plan:
More than 10 million households have access to renewable energy
20 million Europeans are benefitting from improved healthcare services
182 million passengers per year are enjoying better rail and urban infrastructure
For a complete overview of the benefits, see the European Investment Bank's 2018 annual report on its operations inside the EU.
Impact on climate action
The Juncker Plan's European Fund for Strategic Investments supports ground-breaking ideas to protect the planet. Projects financed by the EIB Group under the Juncker Plan are set to trigger €90.7 billion in investment for climate action. These include zero-energy buildings, wind farms, solar energy projects, water-saving showers, eco-friendly buses and LED lighting.
Tailor-made advisory services and online meeting place
Another important goal of the Juncker Plan is to help projects get off the ground. The European Investment Advisory Hub, provides technical assistance and advice for fledgling projects. Since its launch in 2015, the Hub has handled more than 1,400 requests from project promoters in all EU countries, of which more than 400 are benefitting from tailored advisory support. More than 50 of these have already fed into the EIB lending pipeline. One was the upgrade of the street lighting system of Vilnius to make it more energy efficient. The project, which also received a €21.6 million EFSI-backed loan, will help reduce electricity consumption and costs by an estimated 51%, saving around €1 million per year. The energy saving is equivalent to the average energy consumption of almost 3,100 households.
In addition, as of September 2019, 890 projects have been published on the European Investment Project Portal – an online meeting place for project promoters and investors. These cover all major sectors of the EU economy, with total investment proposed amounting to €65 billion. More than 60 projects have received financing since being published on the Portal. The Portal also offers additional services, such as the organisation of matchmaking events.
The Investment Plan for Europe, the Juncker Plan, was launched in November 2014 to reverse the downward trend of low-levels of investment and put Europe on the path to economic recovery. Its three objectives were to remove obstacles to investment; to provide visibility and technical assistance to investment projects; and to make smarter use of financial resources. The European Fund for Strategic Investments is an EU budget guarantee that allows the EIB Group to finance more, and often riskier, projects.
Often, financing goes towards highly innovative projects, or start-ups without a credit history. Projects also pool smaller infrastructure needs by sector and geography. The Juncker Plan allows the EIB Group to finance a greater number of operations with a higher risk-profile than would have been possible without the EU budget guarantee's backing, as well as to reach out to new clients: three out of four receiving Juncker Plan backing are new to the bank.
On 18 April 2019, the European Parliament gave its green light to the successor to the Juncker Plan for the next Multiannual Financial Framework: the InvestEU Programme.
The macroeconomic impact assessment is a joint work between the EIB Economics department and the Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). It is based on a well-established, published, and peer-reviewed methodology developed by the JRC. The modelling details are available in the June 2018 impact report.
Η Ελληνική Εταιρία Διοικήσεως Επιχειρήσεων (ΕΕΔΕ) στο πλαίσιο του Έργου “BalkanMed e-BP”, διοργανώνει το 1ο Διακρατικό Επιχειρηματικό Forum με Συναντήσεις B2B διάρκειας 2 ημερών, την Τρίτη 26 και την Τετάρτη 27 Φεβρουαρίου 2019, στο Συνεδριακό Κέντρο της ΕΕΔΕ «Γ. Κοντογεώργης» (Λ. Ιωνίας 200 & Ιακωβάτων 61, 111 44 Αθήνα) και προσκαλεί Έλληνες εκπροσώπους επιχειρήσεων & επιχειρηματίες με σκοπό την δημιουργία νέων συνεργασιών και επιχειρηματικών σχέσεων με εκπροσώπους επιχειρήσεων από τις χώρες που συμμετέχουν στο Έργο (Αλβανία, Βουλγαρία, ΠΓΔΜ και Κύπρος).
Brussels, 11 October 2019 / The Commission has published today a list of 20 regulated quarantine pests qualifying as priority pests, including Xylella fastidiosa, the Japanesebeetle, the Asian long-horned beetle, Citrus greening and Citrus Black Spot, whose economic, environmental and social impact on EU's territory is the most severe. Member States will have to launch information campaigns to the public, do annual surveys, prepare contingency plans, simulation exercises, and action plans for the eradication of these pests.
Despite the difficult global economic climate, European companies have continued to make good use of the opportunities created by the European Union's trade network - the largest in the world. In 2018 this network covered 31% of Europe's trade exchanges, a figure that is set to rise significantly (to almost 40%) as more trade agreements enter into force, according to the European Commission's annual report on the implementation of trade agreements released today. Overall, trade accounts for 35% of the EU's gross domestic product (GDP).
Brussels, 17 October 2019 / The European Vocational Skills Week 2019 taking place in Helsinki comes to an end. This year, 1,407 associated events and activities have been held across Europe so far and have helped the European Vocational Skills Week campaign to reach 2.5 million people, which is the highest number ever since the first edition in 2016.
The Investment Plan for Europe, the Juncker Plan, has played a key role in boosting jobs and growth in the EU. Investments by the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group backed by the Juncker Plan's European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) have increased EU gross domestic product (GDP) by 0.9% and added 1.1 million jobs compared to the baseline scenario. By 2022, the Juncker Plan will have increased EU GDP by 1.8% and added 1.7 million jobs. These are the latest calculations by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Economics Department of the EIB Group, based on financing agreements approved until the end of June 2019.
Brussels, 22 October 2019 The European Commission adopted today its latest report on steps taken by Bulgaria to meet its commitments on judicial reform, the fight against corruption and tackling organised crime, in the context of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM).
Brussels, 22 October 2019 The European Commission has exceeded the target set by President Jean-Claude Juncker in 2014 committing that, by the end of his mandate, 40% of the Commission's middle and senior managers should be women. According to the latest data, female managers at all levels currently stand at 41%, up from 30% at the beginning of the mandate. This is an increase of 37%. The figure is even higher at the level of the most numerous managers in the Commission, the middle managers or Heads of Unit. At present, 42% of them are women, up from 31% when the Juncker Commission took office. These achievements place the Commission amongst the public administrations around the world with the highest share of women in leadership positions.
The fairgrounds is the largest in Southeast Europe with a total area of 352 000 square meters. It combines a comfortable base, up-to-date infrastructure and services that meet the highest standards in the exhibition industry and create a comfortable environment for the exhibitors. The fairgrounds offers excellent conditions for presentation of the companies and their products attractive locations for expositions of all kinds of goods demo zones for machinery in action advertising spots for effective messages full service for exhibitors and visitors organizing events with a different profile
Bulgarian Association of Traders of Agromachinery – BATA AGRO is a professional organization that brings together companies, authorized by the manufacturer to import and distributе self-propelled and attached agrotechnics in the territory of Bulgaria.
BG-ENVIRONMENT: Small Grant Scheme circular economy
European Union countries can now apply for additional funding via the Emergency Support Instrument to transport essential goods, medical teams and patients affected by the coronavirus. This comes in addition to support already available via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and deliveries of protective equipment through rescEU.
Yesterday 17 thh June, The Commission has published its yearly Communication on the progress of management of fish stocks in the EU, which is based on data from 2018. This year's edition, “Towards more sustainable fishing in the EU: state of play and orientations for 2021”, reaffirms the Commission's strong commitment to promoting fisheries that are environmentally sustainable and economically viable, and shows the EU's progress in achieving that goal.
АРЧР има удоволствието да Ви честити първата година от създаването и стартирането на бизнес платформата! С пожелание за още много и все по-успешни бизнес начинания и реализирани съвместни проекти!
Under the scheme, companies will be entitled to compensation of the damages incurred in the form of direct grants. The compensation will cover up to 100% of the difference between the operating results of the company concerned during the compensation period and its operating results in a reference period before the coronavirus outbreak.
The Commission has yesterday proposed an EU budget of €166.7 billion for 2021, to be complemented by €211 billion in grants and approximately €133 billion in loans under Next Generation EU, the temporary recovery instrument aimed at mobilising investments and kick-starting the European economy.
Нови условия за средните предприятия, за да получат безвъзмездна помощ за преодоляване на последствията от коронавируса, предвиждат промени в процедура за подбор на проекти „Подкрепа за средни предприятия за преодоляване на икономическите последствия от пандемията COVID-19", качени за обществено обсъждане.
Във връзка с развитието на дейността си компанията „Астра Биоплант“ ЕООД в Сливо поле търси да назначи 25 работници в своите производствени центрове в Индустриална зона „Тегра“ и Сливо поле.
From establishing and managing patent portfolios, to supporting companies through funding rounds, takeovers, IPOs and product commercialisation, Reddie & Grose’s breadth of experience makes us the perfect partner for any company who wants intel
MedTecLIVE exhibition and MedTech Summit Congress & Partnering bring Europe's healthcare and medical technology experts to Nuremberg. Due to the Corona crisis the whole event will take place virtual.
Enterprise Europe Network Serbia with the support of its partners from North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Bosnia-Herzegovina and invites entrepreneurs, local stakeholders, and innovators to participate in B2B Matchmaking Event on July 1st, 2020.
Under the Patronage of Ministry of Commerce & Industry - State of Qatar
The virtual networking event is organised in the framework of NANOTEXNOLOGY 2020 Virtual and it will take place on the 8th of July 2020.The event is organised by PRAXI Network, coordinator of Enterprise Europe Network - Hellas.
The College presented on 8 July two EU strategies crucial for the implementation of the European Green Deal: the EU Strategy for Energy System Integration and the EU Hydrogen Strategy.
The European Commission has adopted a White Paper dealing with the distortive effects caused by foreign subsidies in the Single Market. The Commission now seeks views and input from all stakeholders on the options set out in the White Paper. The public consultation, which will be open until 23 September 2020, will help the Commission to prepare for appropriate legislative proposals in this area.
На 24 юни 2020 Комисията предложи бюджет на ЕС за 2021 г. на стойност 166,7 милиарда евро, който ще бъде допълнен с 211 милиарда евро под формата на безвъзмездни средства и приблизително 133 милиарда евро под формата на заеми по линия на Next Generation EU — временния инструмент за възстановяване, имащ за цел да бъдат мобилизирани инвестиции и да бъде даден тласък на европейската икономика. Годишният бюджет и Next Generation EU съвместно ще мобилизират през 2021 г. значителни по размер инвестиции, които ще послужат за преодоляване на непосредствените икономически и социални последици от пандемията от коронавируса, за даване на тласък на устойчиво възстановяване и за защита и създаване на работни места. Бюджетът е също така изцяло съобразен с ангажимента за инвестиране в бъдещето, за да се постигне една по-екологична, по-цифровизирана и устойчива Европа.
LinkedIn has launched a new service aimed at freelancers and small businesses, seeking to capitalise on its burgeoning membership. The social media giant recently reached 660 million users worldwide.
Изпълнителната агенция за насърчаване на малките и средните предприятия към министъра на икономиката на Република България съобщава, че от 10.00 часа на 31 август 2020 г. до 16.30 часа на 30 септември 2020 г. българските компании ще могат да подават своите документи за кандидатстване за безвъзмездна финансова помощ по процедура BG16RFOP002-2.083 „Ваучерна схема за предоставяне на услуги за информационни и комуникационни технологии (ИКТ) на МСП “, финансирана от Оперативна програма „Иновации и конкурентоспособност“.
The European Commission has presented proposals to the Council for decisions to grant financial support of €81.4 billion to 15 Member States under the SURE instrument.
Донау транзит ООД изгражда складова база на бул. „Тутракан“ № 34, Русе, която ще бъде завършена скоро. През ноември миналата година започна работата на строителната площадка, като срокът за завършване на административната сграда с база за обработка и експедиция на товари е определен на 8 месеца. Строителството е разделено на три етапа – изграждането на административната сграда и склад, строителство на склад, строителство на склад и ВиК – отклонения.
Уважаеми Дами и Господа, Имаме удоволствието да Ви поканим да участвате в онлайн обучение на тема „Интелектуалната собственост в подкрепа на международната търговия“, организирано от Бизнес център за подпомагане на малки и средни предприятия – Русе и АРК Консултинг ЕООД, членове на международната мрежа Enterprise Europe Network. Обучението е безплатно и ще се проведе на 10 септември 2020 г. изцяло онлайн. Обучението е насочено към представители на сектори селско стопанство и агро-храни, но участие в него могат да вземат всички други, които се интересуват от темата. Участниците ще бъдат запознати с основите на интелектуалната собственост – нейните разновидности, характеристики, предимства, защита. Ще бъде обърнато специално внимание на търговските марки и географските означения като инструменти за бизнес и интернационализация.
Най-растящата компания за 2019 г. в сектор горива е рафинерията за биодизел в Сливо поле "Астра биоплант", съобщава "Капитал". Групата за биодизел е с един и същ собственик и с търговеца на пропан-бутан "Булмаркет ДМ", който също отчита ръст от 16% и се занимава с производството на технически масла за индустрията и биодизел.
Cantarelli Made to Measure suits at the price of Ready to Wear
Enterprise Europe Network към Бизнес център за подпомагане на малки и средни предприятия – Русе кани производители и търговци на дограма и щори да участват в международно виртуално изложение Future Frame 2020, коeто ще се проведе на 25 и 26 ноември 2020г.
Enterprise Europe Network - Русе кани фирми и всички други желаещи да участват в безплатно практическо онлайн обучение "Всеки може да бъде въздействащ презентатор – практически съвети, с които да развиете умението си да представяте убедително себе си, фирмата си и своите идеи пред български и международни партньори”, организирано от Enterprise Europe Network - Добрич.
Европейската комисия обяви във вторник създаването на онлайн портал Access2Markets в подкрепа на малките и средни компании да търгуват извън границите на Европейския съюз.
Enterprise Europe Network - Ruse at the Business Support Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises – Ruse, Bulgaria has the honour to invite You to the Virtual Brokerage Event Creativity and Gaming 2020, which will take place on 10 November 2020.
Бизнес център за малки и средни предприятия – Русе организира поредица от виртуални събития в сектор храни и селско стопанство, които ще се проведат на 29.10.2020 и 18.11.2020.
Дружество за производство на матраци влезе в бившата фабрика на „Стефани стил“ на бул. „Тутракан“ № 5 в Русе. БРН Слийп продъктс България ЕООД вече набира работници за производството си в града и населените места на общината.
След успешните събития през месец октомври, Бизнес център за малки и средни предприятия – Русе организира още един виртуален Иновационен форум и брокерско събитие в сектор храни и селско стопанство, които ще се проведат на 18.11.2020.
Компанията за автомобилен интериор „БАДЕР България“ получи сертификат за инвеститор клас „А“ за проект, който ще се реализира в Русе.
Русенският локомотивен завод "Експрес Сервиз" създаде изключително мощен и високотехнологичен маневрен локомотив.
България скоро ще има своя първи завод за производство на електрически коли.