Re-launching public and private investments to boost long-term growth is at the top of the EU policy agenda. The European Commission has invited Member States to help identify obstacles to investment, and the local and regional authorities (LRAs) should take part in this exercise. LRAs are key public investors and key contributors to setting the preconditions for long-term sustainable and inclusive growth. Cities and regions help to create a better environment for private investment, in particular for SMEs. To help identify obstacles to investment and to make the most of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) invites all representatives of EU cities or regions to take part in the survey on "Obstacles to investments at local and regional level".
The survey will help make the voices of regions and cities heard in the European Semester process which coordinates the EU's economic policies The results of the survey will feed into an opinion on investment gaps and obstacles that the CoR will present later this year to the European Commission, to the European Parliament and to the European Council. This will help the CoR especially to provide observations on the implementation of the EFSI and contribute to the dialogue with the EIB and the Commission.
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