Vice-President Thomsen’s areas of oversight include the future relationship with the United Kingdom, financing of urban development, housing and social housing, financing of natural resources, agribusiness and the bioeconomy, evaluation and impact assessment, new products and special transactions, microfinance, EIB Institute, EIB campus, financing operations in Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Romania, European Free Trade Association (EFTA − Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein), Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran*, Iraq, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Yemen, and the relations with the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
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The Greek government and European Investment Bank have agreed to enhance technical cooperation to strengthen implementation of climate action and Just Transition Mechanism investment across Greece and work towards a Project Advisory Support Service Agreement to speed up new investments. This initiative being defined under the EU Partnership Agreement 2021-27 and will benefit from European Structural and Investment Funds.
Christos Staikouras, Greek Finance Minister and Governor of the European Investment Bank today visited the Luxembourg headquarters of the EIB to explore new opportunities to further strengthen the impact of European Investment Bank engagement in Greece and financing to support recovery from COVID-19 and accelerate climate action across the country.