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Karl Aiginger, Paul Schmidt, Jyrki Katainen © Harold Naaijer


Karl Aiginger, Paul Schmidt, Jyrki Katainen © Harold Naaijer


Karl Aiginger © Harold Naaijer


ÖGFE Europa Club Uni - The Future of Europe

 

The Austrian Society for European Politics' Europa Club Uni 

Vienna, Austria, 16 June 2015

 

The Future of Europe

Discussion between Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission and Karl Aiginger, Co-ordinator of WWWforEurope and Director of WIFO

Moderation: Paul Schmidt, Secretary General of the Austrian Society for European Politics

At a discussion organised by the Austrian Society for European Politics, Karl Aiginger discussed the future of the European project with Jyrki Katainen, Vice President of the EU Commission for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness.

The discussants agreed especially on the importance of the European Fund for Strategic Investment, which is being implemented by Jyrki Katainen, and that these investments should not be traditional investments in highways and other material investments, but specific investments in future growth and competitiveness, like in education, energy efficiency, reducing bottlenecks in energy transmission, and broadband internet.