On 30 March 2010 the EIB launched a public consultation in view of the revision of its transport lending policy. The consultation concluded in December 2011 with the adoption of a revised policy. It was the first sector policy the Bank consulted upon publicly.
The consultation was carried out within the context of major review of the overall EU transport policy that took place between 2009 and 2011.
In particular, on 28 March 2011, the European Commission adopted a new White Paper for transport covering the next decade, "Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area –Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system". The White Paper was adopted after the publication of the Communication "A sustainable future for transport" (July 2009) and a public consultation process that followed in 2009. In addition, the Commission adopted on 19 October 2011 a package for a new transport infrastructure policy. It comprises a proposal for the revision of the TEN-T guidelines and a proposal for a Connecting Europe Facility.
Launch of consultation
1st consultation meeting in Brussels
Publication of stakeholder contributions
Publication of EIB comments to stakeholder contributions
|Issues matrix [EN]|
Publication of Consultation report
Publication of final draft of policy
|Draft policy [EN]|
Adoption of new Policy by EIB’s Board of Directors
|EIB Transport Lending Policy|
The EIB adopted a revised transport lending policy on 13 December 2011. The revised transport lending policy sets the guiding principles and selection criteria that will reinforce the Bank's contribution to this sector, in particular taking into account climate change concerns.