The Economics Department provides economic analysis and studies to support EIB operations and to help define our positioning, strategy and policy. The Economics Department is a team of 25 economists and staff, under the responsibility of the Director Debora Revoltella.
Results of the EIB CESEE Bank Lending Survey at the regional and at the single country level for H1-2015.
The present final report covers developments under the Joint IFI Action Plan for Growth in Central and South Eastern Europe in the period up to end-December 2014. Under the plan, over 700 projects amounting to EUR 42.7 billion have been signed. Assistance under the JIAP has abundantly exceeded each institution’s target for the whole period, thus demonstrating the unwavering commitment of the three IFIs to the region.
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How can investment support innovation and Europe’s ability to compete? The EIB’s annual Economics Conference on 3 March 2015 explored this question and discussed together with over 100 leading academics, industry representatives and policy-makers, how Europe can invest better in long-term sustainable growth.
This report examines the challenge of restoring the long-term competitiveness of the EU and the part that public involvement can play to meet this challenge. It seeks to help identify strategic priorities and to show why action needs to be stepped up at the European level to revitalise long-term investment, focusing on key enablers that are critical to our future well-being.