2018 annual press conference

2018 annual press conference

2018 annual press conference

  •  Date: 18 January 2018
  •  Location:
    • EUROPA Building, press conference room - Council of the European Union 155, Rue de la Loi
    • Brussels
    • Belgium

Record number of projects in 60 years

The President of the European Investment Bank, Werner Hoyer, presented our 2017 results and 2018 outlook at the EIB’s annual press conference. Highlights include:

  • Record number of 901 projects approved in 2017, a 15% increase on 2016
  • More than EUR 78 billion for innovation, environment, infrastructure, and small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Proposed reorganisation to increase efficiency in development finance
  • Since its establishment in 1958 the EU bank, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, has invested over a trillion euros

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“Since 1958 the EU bank has invested over one trillion euros. All this money went into making Europe more open, competitive, cohesive and fair, and into doing our part in global development over the decades"
Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB

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