We work to promote sustainable growth and job creation by supporting our priority objectives which include support to small businesses, backing innovation and skills, investing in infrastructure and financing essential environmental and climate friendly projects.
We are active across a wide range of economic sectors from energy to transport, health to education and much more besides. Our sector pages contain information on our lending approach in individual sectors, and eligibility criteria which projects should meet to access EIB financing.
European Union Member States receive about 90% of our financing, but we also work with more than 150 other partner countries in support of EU external assistance policy.
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The European Investment Bank, the EU bank, loaned EUR 15 million to Creta Farms in June. The loan is backed by EFSI’s EU budget guarantee and EIB resources, which aim to trigger EUR 315 billion of investment across Europe by 2018. It was needed because Greek banks are reluctant to lend in the wake of years of economic upheaval. The loan will help finance expensive advances in Creta Farms’ oliving technology, as well as its international expansion.