The EIB funds its operations by borrowing on the capital markets rather than drawing on the EU budget. The Bank enjoys decision-making independence within the EU’s institutional system.

The EIB’s management and control structures reflect this independence and allow it to take lending decisions solely on the basis of a project’s merits, and tailor borrowing in line with the best opportunities available on the financial markets.

  • Shareholders – 28 Member States of the EU
  • Governance – working dynamics and responsibilities of the Board of Governors, Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Management Committee
  • Control and Evaluation – controls to guarantee the integrity and soundness of the Bank’s operations
  • Organisation Structure – internal organisation of the Bank’s departments and staff members

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