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The EIB Investment Report: 4 steps to rebuild Europe’s economy
The 2017/2018 EIB Investment Report sees a strengthening Europe, but more investment is needed for small firms and infrastructure. Here’s what the EU bank’s economists say we need to do.

Africa impact investing: How to help employment in Ethiopia
Ethiopia has achieved impressive growth and cut poverty under a largely state-driven development model. But to solve urban unemployment, it will need to increase private investment and affordable finance for SMEs.

Today’s political climate is uncertain, but climate change is not
In a climate finance statement, more than 30 major international financial institutions affirm their commitment to the fight against climate change.

A year in videos: Editor’s pick
Browse a selection of videos hand-picked by the online editors at the EIB.

Podcast: A Dictionary of Finance
If you’re a student or a business owner or someone who wants to understand what politicians are talking about when they discuss the economy, listen to A Dictionary of Finance.

Science 4 you
  Investment Plan for Europe at a glance  

Rockets, dinosaurs and flowers that make kids smarter
Here’s a story about a Portuguese entrepreneur who quit his finance job to play with toys. When it was time to grow up, the EIB offered a EUR 10 million loan to help Science4You become an adult.

Find out more about the latest results
The Investment Plan for Europe is delivering concrete results, encouraging a sustainable increase in investment, which has been low across Europe since the financial crisis.

Molecular diagnostics save lives and money
Three European start-ups are developing automated molecular diagnostics tests that slash the time it takes to detect and treat serious gastro-intestinal and respiratory diseases for patients admitted in emergency departments and intensive care units.

EFSI gets an extension
The financial pillar of the Juncker Plan, EFSI, will be extended to the end of 2020, and the investment target is increasing from EUR 315 billion to at least EUR 500 billion.

  The European Investment Fund at a glance  

New financing for Irish SMEs tripled to EUR 330 million
The deal means that in 2018, an estimated 10 000 companies in all sectors across Ireland will have better access to finance.

Georgian local banks join forces with EIF and EIB to support SMEs
Over EUR 90 million of lending to Georgian small and medium-sized enterprises will contribute to economic growth.

EIF strengthens its support to innovative start-ups across Europe
Equity funds in Germany, Poland, Portugal and the Netherlands have announced fund closings with total commitments of more than EUR 70 million from the EIF. 

  upcoming events  
Rome Investment Forum 2017   Rome   15-16 Dec
2017 EU Agricultural Outlook conference   Brussels   18-19 Dec
Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU   Sofia   Jan-Jun 2018
EIB Annual Press Conference   Brussels   18 Jan
World Economic Forum Annual Meeting   Davos   23-26 Jan
National Press Conference   Madrid   24 Jan
National Press Conference   Lisbon   25 Jan
National Press Conference   Warsaw   25 Jan
Financial Instruments event organised by European Court of Auditors and Finance Ministry Lithuania   Vilnius   26 Jan


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