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The President of the European Investment Bank, Werner Hoyer, presented our 2016 results and 2017 outlook at the EIB’s annual press conference. Highlights include:

  • The EIB Group is effectively attracting other investors: last year’s EUR 83.8bn financing supports a total investment of EUR 280bn.
  • The EIB Group delivered a record EUR 33bn in SME financing to the benefit of 300 000 smaller companies, which employ 4.4 million people.
  • Our operations under the Investment Plan for Europe are well on track, with projects approved in all EU countries and 52% of our target to mobilise EUR 315bn achieved.
  • We are determined to deliver USD 100bn of climate action finance over the next five years, the largest contribution of any multilateral institution.

A truly European approach to investment is bearing fruit

  • Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB

Press conference documents

EIB factsheets

  • Highlights 2016 [EN]
  • EIB Group in figures: countries overview 2016 [EN]
  • EFSI in 2016 [EN]

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