European Commission VP Dombrovskis responses positively to the request of the Long-Term Investment intergroup on infrastructure financing

On July 22, 11 MEPs from the long-term investment Intergroup wrote to Vice-President Dombrovskis to call for the Commission’s opposition to the Basel Committee proposal to increase the Risk Weighted Assets for specialized lending and infrastructure financing.

On September 21, They received an encouraging reply of VP Dombrovskis, who confirms that “the Commission is considering creating, as part of the forthcoming CRR/CRD review, a special asset class and the associated criteria for less risky bank lending to infrastructure projects which could benefit from reduced capital requirements“.

Letter from the Long-Term Investment intergroup

Response letter from Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission