News and media

News and media



Against the economic cycle: Small businesses and offshore wind

  •  Release date: 25/03/2017
The Investment Plan for Europe aims to make this a decade in which small and medium-sized businesses and innovative technologies find financial backing that might previously have been denied

Big science: a decade of innovation

  •  Release date: 24/03/2017
In the first decade of the new millennium, the large hadron collider took European innovation into a new dimension

A bridge to zen

  •  Release date: 23/03/2017
The 1990s saw the construction of the Öresund Bridge, a vital transport link in the Trans European Network—and one Swedish motorcyclist’s daily moment of zen


Kenya: EIB signs extensive support for energy and transport

  •  Release date: 27/03/2017
During an official visit to Kenya, the EIB has pledged new support for projects in the power and transport sectors. Also, at a press conference In Nairobi with Cabinet Secretary for the Treasury Henry K. Rotich, the signature of a connectivity project was announced. The EIB’s three-day programme will include a site visit to the Lake Turkana Wind Park, the largest windfarm in sub-Saharan Africa developed by the private sector, which the EIB helped finance in 2014. 

EIB delegation to make historic visit to Sri Lanka to explore new opportunities for future investment

  •  Release date: 27/03/2017
A high-level delegation from the EIB, the world’s largest international public bank, will make a three day official visit to Sri Lanka later this week at the start of a South Asia regional tour.

Greece: EIB lends EUR 280 million to upgrade 14 regional airports

  •  Release date: 27/03/2017
The EIB has signed two loan agreements worth EUR 280 million in total with Fraport Greece to help finance upgrades to 14 regional Greek airports. The transaction benefits from the support of the EU budget guarantee under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the central pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe.