EIB Group activity in France remained very robust in 2018, with 98 operations for a total of EUR 7.2bn. Innovation was the focus of 42% of investments but other sectors were also well represented, particularly health, security and the French overseas territories. France remained the number one beneficiary of the Juncker Plan.
The executive summary provides a short overview of access-to-risk-capital conditions for women-led and women-founded companies in Europe, the US and Israel and summarises the findings and recommendations of the study.
In recent years, the EIB supported many projects that have become all the more important during the Covid-19 crisis. Apart from hospitals, the EU Bank supported e-learning, mass connectivity and intelligent initiatives by SMEs.