The EIB has worked with France since 1959. We backed Airbus and its facilities in Toulouse, Nantes and St. Nazaire, where thousands of jobs have been created thanks to our lending. We supported infrastructure around the country, in addition to innovation, energy, digital transition and circular economy projects. We invested in new furnace technologies that reduce titanium waste.
At a glance
The EIB provides finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects in France.
The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
EFSI is the central pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe. It helps overcome the investment gap, boost jobs and GDP and improve the lives of people across Europe, including France. It finances strategic investments in key areas such as infrastructure, research and innovation, education, renewable energy and energy efficiency as well as providing risk finance to SMEs.