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    Second International Workshop
       Building a valuable approach to PPPs

     Community Guarantee Instrument
          for TEN-T projects

               A brief presentation


                  J.M. Magnette
Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs
              European Commission
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                       Background

• European Initiative for Growth
    Trans-European Network and knowledge projects
    Mobilise financial support through public sources and
     leveraged private funding


• European Council of 12 December 2003
    Invited Commission to study the feasibility of a possible
     guarantee instrument for post-construction risks in TEN-T
     projects
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        Principal aims of the Instrument

• Facilitate the completion of TEN-T projects

• Encourage private participation and new approaches
  to financing

• Achieve high levels of leverage of EU budget
  resources
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                   Risks in PPP projects

Risk up to completion                 Post-construction risk
                             Short-term                   Long-term
       Design             Traffic (ramp-up)         Traffic (longer term)

    Construction             Availability

                        Regulatory/Contractual    Regulatory/Contractual

                            Latent Defect

                               Political                  Political



      Varying risk characteristics between projects
      Road -----------------Rail----------------Tunnel
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                Guarantees - principles

• Many forms of guarantees

• Generally rely on three characteristics:
    Clear definition of risks and their allocation

    Quantitative knowledge of behaviour of risks

    Portfolio of projects
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            Possible instrument design - I

• Projects in EU25
      TEN-T
      at or near investment grade
      suitable private sector involvement
      financial support from Member State public bodies


• Cover risk for limited period (“ramp-up period”)

• Charge made for the guarantee
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         Possible instrument design - II

• If guarantee called, EU payment takes the form of
  mezzanine financing



• Relationship to senior debt and equity



• Claim is repayable over project-specific period
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                      Next steps

• Market testing completed

• Commission Communication on feasibility

• If appropriate, legislative proposal for the Instrument

• New financial perspective 2007-2013

								
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