The Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Augusto Santos Silva, visited the Bank today, 19 April 2016, meeting President Hoyer, Vice-President Escolano and the teams dealing with operations in Portugal.
In 2015, the European Investment Bank provided a total of EUR 1 413 million for projects in Portugal. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Bank’s first operation in Portugal. EIB started supporting the Portuguese economy even before the country’s accession to the then European Communities. So far the EIB has lent over EUR 44 billion to support projects in Portugal.
To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December, the EIB organised a full week of events to promote exchanges on disability inclusion with staff and expert guests such as Alice Maynard, director of Future Inclusion and Daniel Theisen, director of ALAN, Maladies Rares Luxembourg.
In the context of our commitment to more inclusive communications, the EIB has developed a series of easy-to-read pages on the EIB website. These first pages include The EIB at a glance, as well as easy-to-read versions of our main pages on climate, development and COVID-19 response.
The Chair, the monumental work of art that marks the entrance to the European Investment Bank's headquarters in the Kirchberg district of Luxembourg City is lit up in blue for World Children's Day 2021.