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Building opportunities in Europe’s neighbourhood and beyond
The Economic Resilience Initiative will create jobs and improve services for energy, transport, water, sanitation and education by stimulating investment in the private sector and vital infrastructure. Such investments create hope and opportunities for refugees, migrants and local populations.

How Paris is making it easier to get around
Paris is pouring billions of euros into trains, trams and buses to mold a transport network of the future. The EU bank has helped France invest in transport for decades. One of the big recent deals is an ambitious project known as the Grand Paris Express, a Métro expansion that is one of the biggest in the world.

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.


An investment pipeline to fix Italy’s pipes
Italian water networks need an urgent upgrade, but small water companies struggle to get financing. Thanks to the backing of the Investment Plan for Europe, the EIB is able to help Italian water operators fix leaky reservoirs and fix old pipes.

Investment Plan for Europe: clean energy for Lithuanians
Antanas Guoga, a member of the European Parliament for Lithuania, explains how a EUR 190 million investment in a clean energy project helps Lithuania reduce dependencies on a sole supplier and transition to clean electricity and heat.

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.

  European Investment Fund at a glance  

European Investment Fund invests EUR 20 million in Irish SMEs
High potential early stage and expansion stage Irish companies in the information and communications technology sector will benefit from an agreement between EIF and ACT Venture Capital’s latest fund, ACT V. This equity investment should lead to investments of more than EUR 90 million.

Promoting business innovation in Réunion
The EIF and the Réunion Region are partnering to offer loans and guarantees for around 1 000 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in growth sectors like sustainable development, renewable energy, agrifood and digital technology.

A Bulgarian student studying nuclear energy in Catalonia
Growing up in Kozloduy in northern Bulgaria, Boris Kuzmanov developed an interest in nuclear energy from a young age. Boris was now able to secure a loan backed by EIF under the EU’s Erasmus+ programme, that allowed him to cover his expenses and pursue his studies in nuclear energy.

  upcoming events  
Seminar on Juncker Plan   Turin   2 Oct
Artists' Development Programme    Luxembourg   4 Oct
“Our Ocean” conference    Valletta   5-6 Oct
African Microfinance Week    Addis Ababa   9-13 Oct
Gender in Lending and Female Leadership   Luxembourg   10 Oct
EIB Lunch Dialogue on Investments in Africa   Berlin   10 Oct
SUERF Conference: “Globalisation Dynamics - EU and US perspectives”    New York   10 Oct
Seminar "Scaling up Electricity Access to Prepare for the Future"   Washington   13 Oct
IMF/WBG Annual Meetings 2017    Washington   13-15 Oct
Heads of Multilateral Development Banks Meeting   Washington   15 Oct
Friends of Europe “Climate and Energy Summit”   Brussels   17 Oct
Security and Defence policy discussions   Strasbourg   25 Oct
Eastern Partnership Summit Business Forum   Tallinn   26-28 Oct
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