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The EU bank at a glance

Science park brings together Serbia’s innovators
The Science Technology Park in Belgrade brings together young entrepreneurs and start-ups and spurs innovations such as the world’s first public bench that charges mobile devices using solar panels.

One of Europe’s most beautiful railways recaptures past glory
Montenegro's railway was one the largest and most expensive infrastructure projects in the former Yugoslav federation. It has now fallen into decay, but with the EIB’s help, the railway plans a comeback.

How to succeed in a family business by really trying
Two families break out on their own and turn their small businesses into top national brands in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Protect, empower and invest - EIB at the European Development Days
Join us at the Development Days on 5 and 6 June in Brussels, where we will show and tell you how women and girls can be at the forefront of sustainable development. We are in the EDD Global Village at stand 73. Today, 18 May, is the last day to register. For more information, visit

Podcast: A Dictionary of Finance
From the origins of the Euro to the (preferred) return of the Jedi. Subscribe to this humorous weekly podcast that explains finance and economics in a way that everyone can understand.

Your data matters
Personal data protection is important to us. We are putting everything in place to comply with new data protection regulations. The new EU General Data Protection Regulation enters into effect on May 25, 2018. For EU institutions and bodies, a similar set of regulations will be implemented later in the year. We will keep you posted. Meanwhile, if you have questions about your data privacy, please get in touch.

The Investment Plan for Europe at a glance

Finance for small and incredibly innovative projects
Imagine you own an innovative company with a great idea for a new product, but you have no sales revenue or assets and you need money to bring your product to the market. Where would you go? The EU bank’s venture debt might be the answer.

See it on the map
Take a look at a selection of projects that outline how the Investment Plan for Europe is making the European Union more competitive.

The latest results
Investment has been low across Europe since the financial crisis, but the Investment Plan for Europe continues to increase investment in a sustainable way.

The European Investment Fund at a glance

The Big Apple in Cyprus
For over 25 years, New York Sweets has been a pioneer in the pastry industry in Cyprus, specialising in the art of creating desserts with exceptional quality and design. With the help of the EIF, the company is now sweeping the nation with its creative delicacies.

EUR 500 million for cutting-edge companies in Central and Eastern Europe
The new agreement with the EIF targets more than 500 innovative small businesses that will benefit from new financing options delivered by UniCredit in eight different countries through its 13 subsidiaries.

A big line of credit for female entrepreneurs in Spain
The new EUR 250 million credit line signed between the EIF and CaixaBank will focus on financing innovative projects led by female entrepreneurs.

Latest publications

EIB at a glance

As the EU bank, the EIB provides long-term finance for sound, sustainable investment projects in support of EU policy goals in Europe and beyond.

Activity Report 2017

The Activity Report, presents the EIB Group’s activity over the past year and future prospects.

The European Investment Bank in the Western Balkans

As the leading international lending bank in the Western Balkans for the past 30 years, the EIB has helped the region upgrade transport and energy sectors while improving health care and education for everyone.

Upcoming events

EU Green Week

21 to 25 May

Innovate4Climate conference

Frankfurt – 22 to 24 May

ECON Workshop

Nicosia – 31 May

Smart Cities Conference

Katowice – 5 June

European Development Days

Brussels – 5 to 6 June

Women Political Leaders Summit

Vilnius – 6 to 8 June

European Council

Brussels – 28 to 29 June


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