EIB visits Finland: President Hoyer meets with President Niinistö and PM Rinne
19 June 2019
The Management Committee of the European Investment Bank, chaired by President Werner Hoyer, was in Helsinki this week for discussions and high-level meetings with national and local authorities. Starting from July 1st, Finland will take over the rotating Presidency of the European Union.
During the official visit, meetings with newly installed Prime Minister Antti Rinne, as well as the new government’s Finance Minister Mika Lintilä, took place to discuss priority areas for investment in the coming years. After meeting the Mayor of Helsinki Jan Vapaavuori on Wednesday, the Bank’s President Werner Hoyer visited the President of the Republic, Sauli Niinistö, to discuss EIB impact in Finland and the future of Europe.
Since 1994, the European Investment Bank has made available nearly 22 billion euros in favourable lending to Finnish projects that improve peoples’ lives in Finland and beyond. The Bank has supported weatherproofing Finland’s energy network in the face of climate change. It has also financed cutting-edge innovation of Finnish companies in the field of mobile diagnostics equipment and other medical tech ventures.
The Management Committee of the European Investment Bank, on which former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb also sits, is responsible for the day-to-day running of the institution. It also takes the preliminary decisions on all loan requests for EIB-financing.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) President Werner Hoyer and Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle will discuss climate action at a series of events this week during the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly and New York Climate Week. They will explain how the EIB is raising its climate ambition and will highlight the importance of partnerships to meet global climate goals. They also will outline what it will take to make the COP26 climate conference a success.
The threat to biodiversity is often overshadowed by the climate crisis, though it is in fact key to achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal, because the two issues are closely linked, says European investment Bank Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle.
La BEI a participé au Forum économique de Karpacz en Pologne (du 7 au 9 septembre) pour débattre de la question de l’après-pandémie avec des experts, des représentants d’entreprises et des décideurs issus des milieux politique, économique et universitaire polonais.