Capital increase of the European Investment Fund

EESC opinion: Capital increase of the European Investment Fund

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Key points


  • supports the move to recapitalise the European Investment Fund (EIF) to allow it to expand its roles as provider of risk capital to high growth and innovative small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
  • is right to pose the question as to whether even this increase is too small and whether there is not a case for an even larger recapitalisation of the Fund to enable it to do even more?
  • restates its call for the EIF to be substantially recapitalised to fulfil the role originally envisaged for it – namely as a European venture capital fund and a special remit to finance high-tech start-ups.

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