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Caroline Visser
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Outlook for infrastructure 2011: getting Europe back on track

The European Commission (EC) last year unveiled the 2020 Project Bond Initiative, which aims to help in reopening the debt capital markets for greenfield projects – effectively closed since the demise of the monolines in the crisis – and attract private capital into infrastructure with the support of the European Investment Bank (EIB).  This is an exciting initiative, but it is vital that policymakers understand what infrastructure companies and financial institutions expect from it.  To get a clearer picture, Freshfields commissioned a survey of infrastructure experts from leading companies involved with all aspects of the sector.