European Parliament's annual debate on EIB activity
27 April 2016
On April 27th EIB President, Werner Hoyer participated in the European Parliament's annual debate on EIB activity, taking place during a mini-plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels. The basis for this year's debate was a report on EIB activity in 2014 prepared by Bulgarian Socialist MEP Georgi Pirinski.
The EU bank’s role in implementing the Investment Plan for Europe was highlighted and commended by Commissioner Moscovici. In his presentation, the Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs described the Investment Plan for Europe as “more than a signal, it is a driving force. The work being done is very encouraging and the work of the EIB is exemplary.”
The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) today approved EUR 9.2 billion of new financing for 34 projects to accelerate urban development, deliver climate action, improve health and education and unlock business investment across Europe and around the world.
On 17 November, the European Investment Bank (EIB) Board of Directors gave its in-principle approval for financing of €1.1 billion for the Walloon Region to support its energy efficiency and flood resilience projects. It should be implemented rapidly via financial agreements to be finalised soon by the EIB teams and the Walloon Region.