The EIB has worked with Greece since 1963. We helped many small businesses in an economy badly hurt by the financial crisis. We built better roads and made transport more sustainable. One key example of our work is the Athens metro, which helps 130,000 people a day get around the city. The Bank has given Greece several “framework” loans worth several billion euros to help schools, museums, tourism and the environment.
At a glance
The EIB provides finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects in Greece.
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 Greece. 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.