EIB Group backing €1.9 billion COVID response and climate action investment in Greece
EIB President Werner Hoyer, Vice-President Christian Kettel Thomsen, and Alain Godard, the EIF Chief Executive, are visiting Athens this week to meet leading government ministers, and highlight the impact of new EIB Group engagement in the country.
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