President Hoyer met Monday 11 June with P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, the European Ombudsman. It was the first meeting between MM Hoyer and Diamandouros. They discussed current issues and underlined the very satisfactory cooperation between the EIB and the European Ombudsman. The European Ombudsman was “created” by the Maastricht Treaty of 1992 – as a completely independent and impartial position to investigate complaints about maladministration in the institutions and bodies of the European Union.
The 9th Annual Meeting of the International Financial Institutions independent accountability mechanisms to be held for the first time at the EIB on 26-27 September 2012 will offer an excellent opportunity to further enhance the cooperation between the EIB and the European Ombudsman.
The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar T.D. the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe T.D and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Dara Calleary T.D. today (Thursday the 30th of July) launched a €500 million expansion to the Future Growth Loan, the government’s scheme to support SMEs, farmers and fishing. The additional funding will be provided by the EIB Group.
Pursuant to Article 27 of the Bank’s Rules of Procedure, Ms Beatrice DEVILLON-COHEN (former Managing Director – Head of Derivatives Trading, Société Générale, London) was proposed as a candidate to perform the duties of an observer to the Audit Committee.
By letter dated 11 June 2020, Mr Audrius LINARTAS (Executive Director at the Authority of Audit, Accounting, Property Valuation and Insolvency Management under the Ministry of Finance, Lithuania) was nominated by the Republic of Lithuania, by common accord with the constituency of the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden for appointment as a member of the Audit Committee of the European Investment Bank.