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EIB and Committee of Regions intensify co-operation to boost Europe’s economic recovery

The President of the Committee of Regions, Markku Markkula, met with EIB President Werner Hoyer to discuss joint efforts to enhance private investment and recovery across Europe. The two institutions will work together to identify where investment is needed most. The Investment Plan for Europe will further create opportunities for investment in areas that find it harder to get access to finance.

 

EIB signs EUR 1 billion loan to Greece

As part of exceptional measures in support of the Greek economic recovery, the EIB signed today a EUR 1 billion loan to Greece for the co-financing of projects which also receive funding from EU structural funds over the 2014-2020 period. Since the beginning of the crisis, the EIB provided loans of over EUR 11 billion for projects in the country.

 

EIB intensifies activity in Western Balkan countries

Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB, announced at the Western Balkans Summit in Vienna a number of projects which the EIB is ready to finance in the near future, including the “Rail Route 10” within Kosovo. Further operations include the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, which will help diversify gas supply to the EU and develop the use of gas as source of energy in the Western Balkans.

 

New EIB INFO on climate action

Our latest edition of the EIB INFO focuses on the global commitment to fight the impacts of climate change, which can only be done with targeted financial investment. The EIB is uniquely positioned to provide finance for high-quality, low-carbon, resilient projects, making a lasting difference to the environment and to people’s lives.

 
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