Italian President Napolitano welcomes Hoyer and Scannapieco
- Release date: 04 June 2014
- Reference: 2014-125-EN
The President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, welcomed on June 2nd the President of the EIB, Werner Hoyer, and Vice President Dario Scannapieco. The meeting focused on the general economic situation both in Europe and in Italy, the role of the EIB in the recovery plan and the EIB lending activity in Italy. Since the beginning of 2014 the EIB has financed projects totalling some EUR 5 bn, especially concentrated on SMEs, and in projects aimed at tackling youth unemployment.