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The EU bank at a glance

EIB impact: the story of a simple answer on GDP and jobs 
A sophisticated economic model gives a simple indication of the big impact of the EIB’s investments—and points the way to assessing the effect of the Investment Plan for Europe’s EFSI.

Together on global challenges
The EIB is collaborating more closely than ever with other institutions. At the IMF/World Bank Annual meetings, the EIB signed a number of agreements with partners for a sustainable, peaceful, and resilient world. 

Cyprus SMEs: the little village and the big bank
Like many villages in Cyprus, Agros gets a vital lifeline for family businesses hurt by the island’s banking crisis.

Investment Plan for Europe at a glance
  Investment Plan for Europe at a glance  

Digital media: Lights, camera, EFSI
Bonnier, the Swedish media group behind “Beck” and “Wallander”, just took an EFSI-backed EUR 100 million loan to develop advanced digital platforms, as well as to create Scandinavian content. 

Driving investment in strategic projects across the EU
See the latest European Fund for Strategic Investments dashboard.

Innovative power plant: Heat and light with less CO2
A planned power plant in Kiel, Germany keeps the heat on, even when you turn out the lights—and cuts carbon dioxide emissions by 70 percent.

The European Investment Fund at glance
  The European Investment Fund at glance  

Page by page: eBook start-up Odilo creates digital content lending platform 
The rise in eBook popularity has changed the way in which readers access information. Spanish start-up Odilo, saw the opportunity and launched a digital content lending platform.

The EIF-NPI Equity Platform, connecting EIF and National Promotional Institutions
The platform will share best practices and bring closer collaboration to European Venture Capital and Private Equity markets.

EIF and Bpifrance sign a deal to support innovative SMEs
The industry of the future needs investments. The EIF commits to support innovative French small and medium-sized enterprises.

Build your sustainable community with the EIB
  Build your sustainable community with the EIB  

Take the Metro to Sustainable Urban Development
UN Habitat III is this week in Quito, Ecuador. Since the EIB finances the Quito Metro, we prepared a map to show the scope of the Bank’s work on sustainable urban development around the world. 

Poland urban renewal: former power plant gives Łódź energy
Poland’s third-largest city gets a big urban renewal project in a revitalized power plant. EC1 is already radiating positive energy in Łódź and beyond.

A Toolbox for Sustainable Communities in the EU
The EIB has provided EUR 95 billion in urban lending over the last five years. Along with the Bank’s advisory services, these loans reflect all the Priority Themes of the EU Urban Agenda.

  Highlights from the EIB September Board  
  upcoming events  
UN Habitat III conference   Quito, Ecuador   17-20 Oct
MOOC: EU budget and funding for regions and cities       31 Oct
COP22   Marrakech, Morocco   7-18 Oct
European Microfinance Week   Luxembourg   16-18 Nov
Annual Economics Conference   Luxembourg   17 Nov
Africa Day   Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire   21 nov


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