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Spain: Taking stock of the Investment Plan for Europe, an opportunity for growth

  •  Release date: 27/04/2017
The Investment Plan for Europe was presented today at the headquarters of the European institutions as “a growth opportunity for Spain” at an event attended by Luis de Guindos, Spain’s Minister of the Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission (EC) responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Román Escolano, Vice-President of the EIB, and Pablo Zalba, CEO of the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO). Aránzazu Beristain, Head of the EC’s Representation, welcomed the more than 150 participants, mostly from the world of business and public institutions. 

EIB to settle its own funds EUR payments in TARGET2 as of July 2017

  •  Release date: 24/04/2017
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the bank of the European Union, moves to the Eurosystem’s single shared platform TARGET2 for the settlement of its core activity in EUR currency during July 2017 (exact go live date will be formally communicated to the concerned clients in due time via separ...

Multinational Development Banks, key in mobilising private capital for global investment

  •  Release date: 22/04/2017
Multinational Development Banks (MDBs) play a significant role in mobilising private capital for much-needed investment worldwide. In 2016 alone, they attracted USD 164 billion of private capital as co-financing for investment projects. They themselves put USD 186 billion into these projects, so that altogether an investment of USD 350 billion was realised

Multilateral banks to deepen collaboration with private sector to boost inclusive, sustainable infrastructure

  •  Release date: 22/04/2017
Leaders of the top multilateral development banks (MDBs) have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.

Back to basics of multilateralism

  •  Release date: 22/04/2017
It's a theme resonating in many of the corridors and meeting rooms around this year's Spring meetings of the World Bank Group - but the conversation on multilateralism at the Atlantic Council between EIB President Werner Hoyer and former World Bank chief and former US trade envoy Robert Zoellick offered some fresh perspectives.

Werner Hoyer: Open markets and societies will fail if people are left behind

  •  Release date: 21/04/2017
Werner Hoyer, the President of the EIB, today underlined the value of multilateralism in tackling the world’s challenges and demanded a more inclusive economic policy.

Netherlands: Investment Plan for Europe: EUR 150 million to finance green shipping

  •  Release date: 21/04/2017
The EIB and Dutch bank ABN Amro will sign an agreement today to support investments for greening the European shipping fleet. This framework is the first with a financial institution in the Netherlands and is supported by the “Connecting Europe Facility” and was made possible by the ”EFSI” (European Fund for Strategic Investments), central pillar of the Juncker Commission’s Investment Plan for Europe.  

EIB joins the Global Infrastructure Facility

  •  Release date: 20/04/2017
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has joined the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) as a technical partner. The GIF is a multi-donor platform set up by the World Bank Group to bridge the global infrastructure investment gap by leveraging private sector and institutional investor capital for compl...

Re-writing the code - How to boost digital growth and inclusion

  •  Release date: 20/04/2017
"In Europe, policy makers should push for policies that target the people and the regions that are left behind," EIB Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle said in a lively debate on digital growth and inclusion organised on 19 April 2017 by the Bertelsmann Foundation with the Financial Times.

Portugal: EIB Institute and PortusPark launch IRIS Regional Social Innovation Incubator in Amarante

  •  Release date: 19/04/2017
The EIB Institute, together with PortusPark, and in partnership with the Municipality of Amarante, the Intermunicipal Community of Tâmega and Sousa, and the Instituto Empresarial do Tâmega, launched today (19 April) in Amarante the IRIS Regional Social Innovation Incubator.