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On water by Yann Arthus Bertrand
Water has been connected to life since the dawn of time. It is one of the planet's vital elements. The award-winning French photographer and environmentalist, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, writing for the EIB, calls for more global cooperation to protect water. We can no longer feign ignorance of the destruction occurring in our natural world, Arthus-Bertrand writes.

EIB impact powered by the sun
At the first summit of the new Solar Alliance, more than 50 country leaders, led by India and France, pledged to fight climate change and bring affordable energy to people in the 121 alliance countries. The EIB offered its expertise and financing to help the alliance expand solar energy. The Bank explained how its projects and assistance can tackle climate change, improve people’s daily lives and promote gender equality in India and beyond.

How to make an old castle on a hill cozy and warm
Ljubljana’s public buildings were cold, leaky and expensive to heat. The ELENA programme financed a Slovenia energy efficiency makeover.

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. Think you have heard enough? Test how well you know the secret language of bankers with our new finance quiz.

The Investment Plan for Europe at a glance

Fitness in the cloud: EGym wants the masses to start working out
A German firm’s advanced digital strength machines and software pull the gym experience out of the 1970s and into the future. Read how the EU bank helps fitness aficionados get in shape in some 1 000 gyms in Europe and the US.

See it on the map
Take a look at a selection of projects and see how the Investment Plan for Europe is fulfilling its promise to relaunch investment and restore EU competitiveness.

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

The European Investment Fund at a glance

New EIF4SMEs interactive map lets you search businesses supported by EU-financing in your neighbourhood
Access to finance can change people’s lives. The EIF and the European Commission help entrepreneurs across Europe fulfil their potential. See the success stories on this map.

EUR 123 million in EU support for 5000 small businesses in the Baltic countries
With the help of the EIF, Swedbank is increasing access to finance in Baltic countries for micro-enterprises, including young entrepreneurs and the unemployed, in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

First ERASMUS+ Master Student Loan agreement in Cyprus
The University of Cyprus and the EIF launched a new pilot scheme that covers the education expenses for students who want to move to Cyprus for a Master’s degree.

Latest publications

EIB Investment Survey 2017 - CESEE overview
Investment in Central and Southeastern Europe is picking up. Dive deeper to see what sectors are getting better and what’s lagging.

EFSI: From crisis response to lasting impact
How do you future-proof Europe? A response to the last crisis is making our continent more resilient to the next one.

Upcoming events

European Council

Brussels – 22 to 23 March

Investment and Investment Finance

  • Warsaw – 13 April
  • Vienna – 16 April

EIB Lunch Dialogue: Water sector

Brussels – 26 April


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