Poland’s investment priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic in the light of digitalisation and the fight against climate change were the main theme of today’s expert conference attended by Jarosław Gowin, Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, Labour and Technology, and EIB Vice-President Teresa Czerwińska, as well as leading business figures, representatives of financial institutions and entrepreneurs.
In a year heavily marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the EIB Group confirmed its strong support to the Polish economy, providing €5.2 billion of overall financing to the country’s public and private sectors. Volumes delivered in 2020 were largely in line with the trend of the previous years, a sign that the country responded swiftly to the pandemic and continued to invest in the future despite the forced downturn.
The EIB has advanced a new €100 million loan to Pekao Leasing for the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Further to the EIB mandate and the loan agreement, a considerable part of the funds will be used for financing energy efficiency measures and developing sustainable energy initiatives as well as preparing a competitive leasing offer for enterprises owned or managed by women.