EIB begins metamorphosis into climate bank

By |september 9th, 2019|EIB, european investment bank, News, Ursula von der Leyen, Werner Hoyer|

European Investment Bank (EIB) directors will begin discussing on Tuesday (10 September) an updated lending policy which could see the EU bank stop funding fossil fuel projects. But some member states and even the European Commission might push for a m...

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When climate action means better roads

By |junij 7th, 2019|adaptation, climate action, climate adaptation, climate risk, climate risks, european investment bank, Extreme weather events, Loss and Damage, natural disasters, News|

The European Investment Bank is stepping up its climate adaption projects in developing countries, and that means building roads and infrastructure that can better cope with natural disasters, write Luca Lazzaroli and Léon Faber.

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Banking on the energy transformation

By |februar 25th, 2019|clean energy transition, EIB, european investment bank, News|

In the last five years, the European Investment Bank (EIB) provided over €50 billion in clean energy investments in Europe and around the world. As a new cycle opens, Andrew McDowell explains the key principles that will underpin the EIB’s future lending policy.

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Time for EU bank to comply with EU’s climate objectives

By |februar 25th, 2019|2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, coal phase-out, EIB, european investment bank, fossil fuel subsidies, fossil fuels, natural gas, News|

As the European Investment Bank (EIB) holds a meeting in Brussels today (25 February) to consult the public on its new energy policy, Wendel Trio reflects on the role the EU’s bank should have in tackling the climate crisis.

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EIB and Commission defend Juncker plan following auditors’ criticism

By |januar 30th, 2019|European Court of Auditors, European Fund for Strategic Investment, european investment bank, green economy, InvestEU, Jean-Claude Juncker, Juncker plan, News, Werner Hoyer|

The European Investment Bank and the European Commission were forced to defend their flagship 'Juncker' investment plan, following a report of the European Court of Auditors published on Tuesday (29 January) that questioned its usefulness.

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The EU’s bank in Africa steps up the action

By |september 17th, 2018|development banks, development finance institutions, East Africa, EIB, Ethiopia, european investment bank, Kenya, News, Uhuru Kenyatta|

Whether or not Jean-Claude Juncker’s plans for a "partnership of equals" with Africa becomes reality any time soon, the Luxembourg-based European Investment Bank will have an ever-increasing role in the continent.

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EU companies ‘most likely to leave’ Iran after US sanctions, business organisations warn

By |avgust 13th, 2018|blocking statute, business, Donald Trump, european investment bank, Iran, News, trade, Werner Hoyer|

German carmaker Daimler has shelved its expansion plans in Iran due to the reimposition of US sanctions but it might not be the last EU company to pull the plug on future aspirations, businesses organisations told EURACTIV.

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EU lawmakers back plan for European Investment Bank work in Iran

By |julij 5th, 2018|EIB, EU-Iran relations, european investment bank, European Parliament, Iran, Iran nuclear deal, News, United States|

EU lawmakers gave approval on Wednesday (4 July) for the European Investment Bank (EIB) to do business in Iran, overcoming a blocking attempt and keeping alive plans to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran that Washington has abandoned.

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Taking development finance private

By |junij 7th, 2018|development aid, Development Assistance Committee, development banks, development finance institutions, European External Investment Plan, european investment bank, News|

The EU’s External Investment Plan (EIP) is the latest addition to the increasingly cluttered landscape of public-private development finance. The EIP's future shape and the role it can play was one of the hot topics at the European Development Days on 5-6 June.

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EU energy chief courts Iran after Trump’s withdrawal from nuclear deal

By |maj 22nd, 2018|Donald Trump, european investment bank, Iran, Iran nuclear deal, Miguel Arias Cañete, News, US sanctions|

Europe's energy and climate chief sought to reassure Iran's top ministers on Saturday (19 May) that the European Union wants to keep trade open despite the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

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