EU investment plan 歐盟主席公布巨額投資方案重振歐盟經濟

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歐盟委員會主席讓-克洛德 •容克公布了一項用於復蘇歐洲經濟的方案。此方案將投資3150億歐元以刺激歐洲經濟增長。以下是 BBC 記者 Damian Grammaticas 從布魯塞爾發回的報道:

This plan is the centrepiece of the European Union』s new efforts to stimulate investment, growth and jobs across the continent. The EU』s executive led by Jean-Claude Juncker, who took over as president of the European Commission less than a month ago, has promised to make reviving Europe』s sluggish economy a priority.

Observers though will be watching to see how much of the promised €300bn worth of investment will actually be new money. In fact the EU』s contribution according to officials will be just €20bn to €30bn. The idea: to use that as 'seed money' to entice private backers to put up ten times as much in funds.

The EU would bear the initial risks of any projects and it would take the burden off countries to come up with money themselves. But some have suggested the scheme is far too small and needs much more hard cash if it's to make a major difference.