President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker was awarded Freedom Press Award by Weimer Media Group in Tegernsee on Friday.
Speaking at the Ludwig Erhard Summit, Juncker said «without media freedom, without press freedom, there will be no democracy. They belong together.»
The 64-year-old EU President has maintained the unity of Europe in the spirit of solidarity and humanism in... Еще times of rising populism, refugee crisis and Brexit, according to the jury.
Juncker also mentioned the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), saying that the plan has so far triggered over €379 billion ($424.37 billion) in investment, far beyond the original target of €315 billion ($361.29 billion).
The EFSI also called Juncker Plan, established in 2015 by European Investment Bank and the European Commission, aims at boosting EU economy through mobilising private funds for strategic investments.