True or False: The European External Investment Plan

On 14 September 2016 the European Commission proposed an External Investment Plan (EIP) ‘to encourage investment in our partner countries in Africa and the EU Neighbourhood region, to strengthen its partnerships and contribute to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, helping to address some root causes of migration’.

The True or False factsheet answers important questions on the European External Investment Plan, including:

– will the EIP generate jobs which will discourage migration towards Europe?
– will the EU give money to for-profit companies?
– will the EIP support only local companies in developing countries?
– will the detailed information concerning the investments and projects supported by the Plan be publicly available?

The document is available in English and French.

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