Comment Neelie (Kroes)
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[...] Third: you only get those benefits at EU scale. Through the EIB; and using EU-wide funding schemes to draw in long-term investors, such as institutions like the Caisse des Dépôts. National funding alone doesn't offer markets the same economies of scale, or diversity of risk; and it won't attract as much public and private funding. If this support isn't European, it won't happen.