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Europe needs innovation: EIB Conference with Federal Chancellor Merkel and EU Commission President Juncker

EIB President Hoyer has opened the conference Momentum for Europe – Innovation and Competitiveness stating: “Europe is on the threshold of a new industrial revolution and cannot afford to fall back on niche markets.” In their speeches, Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker talked about the challenges facing innovation in Europe and ways to reduce the investment gap.


20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women

On the occasion of this anniversary, the Heads of the Multilateral Development Banks and the IMF have issued a joint statement committing themselves to promoting diversity and inclusion in their own organizations and calling on all other international development and financial institutions to join in promoting gender equality around the world.

EIB Economics Conference: Investment plan a stimulus for long-term growth

Declining productivity growth is undermining Europe’s ability to compete in the global marketplace. This was the message of economic experts and policy makers as they debated the current state of Europe’s economy. A high level conference by the EIB Economics Department in Berlin discussed recent political and macro-economic efforts to restore competitiveness in Europe and respond to structural investment needs.


Improving access to finance for Spanish SMEs: EUR 1bn agreement with Instituto de Crédito Oficial

The EIB and ICO have a long and close cooperation in support of SMEs. This agreement – the first of its kind between the two institutions - allows ICO to grant up to EUR 1 billion worth of guarantees in favour of the EIB to secure loans to Spanish intermediary banks on favourable terms. The operation is linked to a state initiative to promote the financing and globalisation of Spanish businesses.

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