EIB official visit to Denmark to discuss Investment Plan for Europe
29 January 2015
On 29 January EIB President Werner Hoyer met Minister of Economic Affairs and Interior Morten Ostergaard and the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen in Copenhagen to discuss the Investment Plan for Europe, as well as the projects Denmark seeks to promote through the Investment Plan.
President Werner Hoyer said: “The objective of the Investment Plan for Europe is to unlock EUR 315bn of investment to foster growth and enhance competitiveness of the European Union. The Danish government is rightly focussing its attention on additional investment that supports innovative projects and technology, in addition to the traditional infrastructure and energy sectors.”
During his visit, President Werner Hoyer also discussed the ongoing activity of the European Investment Bank in Denmark. He confirmed that the bank will continue to strongly support research, development and innovation activities of Danish companies, as well as Danish SMEs. Only last year, the EIB Group financed projects in Denmark to the tune of over EUR 1 billion.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference will take place at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, between December 7th and December 18th, 2009. The EIB will organise and participate in a number of events organised in the framework of COP 15 and at the fringes of the Conference. In particular, the EIB is organising an event on the issues of adaptation to climate change in cooperation with the European Commission and other major financial institutions on December 16th. The Bank will also actively participate in a Multilateral Development Banks day on December 10th.