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Why we should back the EIB on ambitious energy policy

As part of putting the Paris Agreement into action, the EU and its Member States should back the European Investment Bank’s proposal to cease fossil investments, writes Sir Graham Watson.

Sustainable finance drive can help address EU’s political challenges

Sustainability and inclusivity have correctly been placed as guiding principles for Europe’s finance policy. The next few months – with decisions on the EIB and the start of a new European Commission – will be decisive in order to put those principles into action, write Tom Jess and Sandrine Dixon-Declève.
Energy 25-02-2019

Banking on the energy transformation

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.
Energy 25-02-2019

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

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.
Banking union 22-06-2018

A ”facelift” to the EIB: the EU financial arm needs forward-looking reforms

The European Investment Bank (EIB) celebrates this year its 60th anniversary. But the 1958-founded EU body and bank should now look forward and commit to becoming a more sustainable, accountable and transparent institution, writes Xavier Sol.
Economy & Jobs 03-04-2018

No more excuses: The EIB needs a responsible policy against tax abuses

The EIB is a public institution and supports projects in the name of EU policies. Therefore it is high time for the EU bank to ask for more than what commercial banks do for the sake of justice and broader public interest, write Xavier Sol andAntonio Tricarico.
Economy & Jobs 09-01-2018

Financial instruments: A paradigm shift in the next EU budget

The (much) higher use of loans and guarantees foreseen in the MFF post-2020 will produce significant changes in the management model of EU funding, and could even herald a structural evolution in the European project as a whole, write Francesco Molica and Nikos Lampropoulos.
Energy 24-11-2017

Europe’s murky Eastern energy deals

Millions of euros in public money are being invested in large infrastructure projects in the EU’s eastern neighbours in total disregard for Europe’s climate goals, and local communities, writes Manana Kochladze.
Global Europe 21-11-2016

Why the EIB should not deal with the migration crisis

The EIB is not well placed to intervene in the migration crisis. The bank’s past form shows it lacks the human touch needed to succeed in this area, writes Xavier Sol.
Euro & Finance 14-01-2016

EIB transparency a prerequisite for good governance

President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Werner Hoyer will present the results of the bank’s operations in 2015 today (14 January). 2016 will be a crucial year for the bank in fulfilling its EU objectives, writes Xavier Sol.
Climate change 05-11-2015

Climate finance holds key to Paris deal

With international climate discussions heating up ahead of the Paris COP21, European Finance Ministers can now determine key and critical elements to make a successful deal, writes Geneviève Pons-Deladrière.
Climate change 22-07-2013

World Bank shows no coal hand, will other public banks follow suit?

With the EIB set to approve a new energy lending policy and the EBRD presenting its new energy strategy, the timely signal sent by the World Bank on the need to quit coal can factor importantly in discussions taking place right now at the European public banks, writes Kuba Gogolewski.
Energy 19-07-2013

It will be a dark day for Europe if the EIB’s new lending policy is vetoed

The European Investment Bank’s draft lending policy guidelines offer a significant step forward for environmentally responsible practice and must be supported, writes Ingrid Holmes.
Euro & Finance 09-02-2011

New plan to finance start-ups must come with more transparency from EIB

EU plans to finance start-ups must be accompanied by more transparency from the European Investment Bank, writes Isabella Besedova of the CEE (Central and Eastern Europe) Bankwatch Network in an exclusive commentary for EURACTIV.

Strengthening innovation need not cost new money

Countries facing huge public debt and diminishing resources will have a hard time earmarking money for innovation, but other means do exist, argues Eva Srejber, vice-president of the European Investment Bank, in a commentary sent to EURACTIV.

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