September 7, 2015 – La Repubblica published an interview with SEP Senior Fellow Fabrizio Saccomanni in which he discusses the origins of the Juncker plan for European investment. Recalling the time when he’d been the Treasury minister, he states that, back then, a decisive European intervention had been needed. The plan had to encourage investments while overcoming the infrastructural gap that exists in all of Europe, Germany included. It also had to include a way to integrate various domestic markets, primarily in the energy, transportation, and telecommunication sectors, all of which had very different country-specific regulations that complicated transnational investment.
- The full article (in Italian) is available from La Repubblica.