European Union – Visit by Harlem Désir to Saint-Jean-de-Braye (February 5, 2016)


Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, visited the company, GD Laser, in Saint-Jean-de-Braye, in the department of Loiret.

GD Laser is an SME with unique expertise in the high-precision laser field; it received a loan within the framework of the “Juncker Plan” aimed at supporting innovative SMEs. The plan is a response to a forceful request made by France: to put investment back at the heart of the European project. It should make it possible to achieve €315 billion in investment over three years.

Almost €1.5 billion has already been allocated to French projects; France therefore leads the way in terms of the number of projects selected by the European Fund for Strategic Investment. The mobilization of the “Juncker Plan” will make it possible to generate €7 billion in investment in key sectors such as the energy transition, the development of innovation, notably by SMEs, and digital infrastructure.