The European Investment Bank at a glance
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- Release date: 27 January 2017
The European Investment Bank targets four priority areas in support of growth and job creation: innovation and skills, SMEs, climate action and strategic infrastructure across the EU.
To ensure maximum impact, the EIB lends to sound projects, combining EU funds with its loans and advising on technical and financial aspects.
The EIB is supporting Europe’s economic recovery by implementing the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). By the end of 2016, the EIB Group had committed EUR 30.2bn under EFSI, mobilising total investment of EUR 163.9bn, or 52% of the target of EUR 315bn over three years.
The EIB’s activities around the world reflect EU external priorities. The EIB is active mainly in the pre-accession countries and eastern and southern neighbours. The EIB also operates in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, Asia and Latin America; supporting local private sector development, social and economic infrastructure and climate action projects.
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