25
feb
2010
International Press Centre, Résidence Palace, 155 rue de la Loi, B-1040.
Belgium, Brussels

The EIB arranged its annual news conference for 25 February 2010 at the International Press Centre in rue de la Loi in Brussels.

Philippe Maystadt, President, and Philippe de Fontaine-Vive, Vice-President, reviewed the EIB’s activities in 2009, the outlook for 2010 and items of current concern. They also answered questions from journalists.


  • Slide presentation [EN]
  • Full package of documentation (Press release and briefing notes) [DE], [EN], [FR]
  • Press release containing the main highlights [HTML], [pdf DE], [pdf EN], [pdf FR]
  • Briefing Notes:
    • EIB steps up SMEs lendings in response to financial crisis [DE], [EN], [FR]
    • Convergence lending increases by 36% in 2009 [DE], [EN], [FR]
    • The EIB’s action against climate change [DE], [EN], [FR]
    • Mid-term review of EIB external lending activity [DE], [EN], [FR]
    • The EIB delivers: support for European economy with lending worth EUR 79bn [DE], [EN], [FR]
    • EIB boosts its support for the knowledge economy [DE], [EN], [FR]
    • Trans-European transport networks (TENs) again draw more EIB loans [DE], [EN], [FR]
    • Promoting environmental sustainability [DE], [EN], [FR]
    • The EIB supports EU energy objectives [DE], [EN], [FR]
    • Preparing the Candidate and Potential Candidate Countries for accession: EIB most active lender in South-East Europe! [DE], [EN], [FR]
    • Financing in Eastern Partner Countries and Central Asia [DE], [EN], [FR]
    • FEMIP: concrete support for the common Mediterranean project [DE], [EN], [FR]
    • The EIB is contributing to development across Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific [DE], [EN], [FR]
    • EIB substantially increases partnership in Asia and Latin America [DE], [EN], [FR]
    • EIB Borrowing Activities in 2009 [DE], [EN], [FR]
    • Enhancing Transparency, Public Information and Relations with Civil Society [DE], [EN], [FR]
    • Strict EIB rules regarding the use of offshore centres [DE], [EN], [FR]
    • European Investment Fund Activity [DE], [EN], [FR]
    • List of financing operations in 2009 [DE], [EN], [FR]