Part of the EU family
The EIB maintains close working ties with the other members of the family of EU institutions in pursuit of the Community's objectives, most importantly :
- fostering European integration and the balanced development of the Union
- supporting the Union's development aid and cooperation policies towards some 140 countries throughout the world.
Such cooperation enables the Bank to coordinate its operations with those of the other institutions, while preserving its independence and its own decision-making procedures as provided for in the European Treaties.
This maintains the effectiveness of the different Community instruments furnishing loans or grants in support of substantial capital investment, both within and outside the European Union.
The EIB maintains close working ties mainly with:
- European Parliament
- European Council
- Council of the European Union (known as the Council of Ministers)
- European Commission
- Court of Justice of the European Union
- European Court of Auditors
- European Economic and Social Committee
- European Ombudsman
Other institutions and bodies:
The EU has a number of other institutions and interinstitutional bodies that play specialised roles. See at http://europa.eu/about-eu/institutions-bodies/index_en.htm.