Europe’s Quest for Growth

By László Andor
March 2015

Where the EU investment agenda comes from and how to boost it?

Raising the banner of investment has been the most important development of 2014 for European policy. Clearly, Europe needs a better economic performance, and without more investment it will not come. Since, however, boosting investment through direct action is a new activity of the European Commission, there is no recipe for success.  It is, however, important to see how this new approach developed, what are the conditions of its good functioning, and how it can contribute to stronger growth and job-creation – today and tomorrow.