Vice-President Czerwińska’s areas of oversight include financing of science, education, innovation and the digital economy, InvestEU (implementation, jointly with Vice-President Mourinho Félix who has overall responsibility for the Multiannual Financial Framework - MFF), implementation of three lines of defence (3LoD), financing operations in Croatia (constituency-related), Hungary, Poland, the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine), Central Asia, China and Mongolia, and the relations with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
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Polish areas, which are so far not covered by high capacity networks, will gain super-fast internet access (with speed above 100 Mbps) thanks to the deployment of a fibre to the home (FTTH) network under a project financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) amongst others. The bank signed a PLN 600 million loan with Światłowód Inwestycje, a telecommunications company co-owned by Orange Polska and the pension fund covering the Dutch public servants APG. Today, Światłowód Inwestycje achieved financial close and has now access to the total funding of PLN 3.1bn, which includes the EIB loan. Światłowód Inwestycje’s network aims to cover 2.4 million homes by end of 2025.
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the climate bank of the European Union, will help Croatia contribute to EU climate ambitions and benefit from the opportunities unlocked by the European Green Deal by increasing financial and advisory support for project preparation for the Croatian government and the country’s public and private sector.