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EIB at a glance

Climate Change Conference through the eyes of our experts

At COP24 in Poland, we shared our knowledge and exchanged ideas with global leaders and climate specialists to help make the Paris agreement a success.

Climate Challenge for Cities - tell us your best ideas. We will choose 6 winners

How can cities combat climate change? The Global Climate City Challenge for local authorities will choose six projects and give them a chance to get EIB financing, free project preparation and technical assistance.

Big Ideas series: Ellen MacArthur wants to end the “take, make, dispose” lifestyle

We need to think about a circular economy where waste and pollution are prevented and products are reused, says Ellen MacArthur.

City, transformed: In our urban future series, this week it’s Paris

Paris is improving trains, motorways, airports, business districts and universities to make sure it remains one of the top centres of finance, fashion, science and arts for its population of over 12 million people.

#EIB60 - one video, one country, every week

The EU bank’s lending makes a big difference all over Europe. Watch all the videos in our YouTube playlist.

Our podcast on Europe’s future

From vaccines to electric cars, environmental clean-up to online learning and laser technology, Future Europe is a road map for the future that you can listen to right now.

The Investment Plan for Europe at a glance

Future Europe podcast: Slovenia’s automated tolls help businesses and keep roads safe

Driving is smoother today on Slovenia’s motorways. Travel is uninterrupted, transport companies save time and fuel, and the absence of barriers reduces accidents.

See it on the map

Take a look at a selection of projects that show how the Investment Plan for Europe is making the European Union more competitive.

The latest results

The Investment Plan for Europe continues to mobilise investment to boost the European economy in a sustainable way.

The European Investment Fund at a glance

EUR 10 million for women, young people and start-ups in Italy

This new guarantee agreement allows Banca Popolare Sant’Angelo to provide EUR 10 million in loans to 650 micro-entrepreneurs who have trouble getting credit from traditional banks.

EUR 180 million in finance for Serbian businesses

Serbian start-ups, small businesses and other enterprises that face difficulties getting loans now have new hope. The EIF will provide a direct guarantee enabling banks to help about 1 250 small businesses get loans on good terms.

Italian fashion start-up Smate believes in local craftsmanship

Smate strongly believes in the tradition of Italian handicraft and encourages people to buy locally designed fashion items and support artisans making products such as T-shirts, sneakers and sunglasses.

Latest publications

The Advisory Hub in 2017: Yielding results

EIB Investment Report 2018/2019

The annual Investment Report provides a comprehensive analysis of investment and finance in the European Union.

The Advisory Hub in 2017: Yielding results

EIB Investment Survey 2018

The annual Investment Survey reviews the investment activity of about 12 000 companies across the EU. We ask business leaders about their financing requirements and the difficulties they face.

Upcoming events

10 years - Complaints Mechanism

Luxembourg – 14 January

World Economic Forum - Annual Meeting

Davos – 22 to 25 January

EIB Annual Press Conference

Luxembourg – 29 January


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