News and media

News and media



Solar energy shines in Chad

  •  Release date: 12/04/2017
In Chad only 1 in 20 people have electricity. But the Central African country has lots of sun. A UK company is developing the first solar plant in one of the world’s poorest places.

How climate change almost stole Christmas

  •  Release date: 10/04/2017
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me… power outages.

Madeira: rebuilding after disaster

  •  Release date: 03/04/2017
Madeira is famed for its winter sun and natural beauty. But when catastrophic floods struck, the island needed financing to rebuild - and to make it more resilient against future disasters


Multilateral banks to deepen collaboration with private sector to boost inclusive, sustainable infrastructure

  •  Release date: 22/04/2017
Leaders of the top multilateral development banks (MDBs) have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.

Netherlands: Investment Plan for Europe: EUR 150 million to finance green shipping

  •  Release date: 21/04/2017
The EIB and Dutch bank ABN Amro will sign an agreement today to support investments for greening the European shipping fleet. This framework is the first with a financial institution in the Netherlands and is supported by the “Connecting Europe Facility” and was made possible by the ”EFSI” (European Fund for Strategic Investments), central pillar of the Juncker Commission’s Investment Plan for Europe.  

Werner Hoyer: Open markets and societies will fail if people are left behind

  •  Release date: 21/04/2017
Werner Hoyer, the President of the EIB, today underlined the value of multilateralism in tackling the world’s challenges and demanded a more inclusive economic policy.