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Economy & Jobs 26-01-2021

Worst yet to come? Jobs and Cohesion in 2021

As the EU economy reels from the pandemic, forecasts suggest that unemployment rates across the bloc may hit their peak this year. At the same time, some 20% of firms foresee a permanent reduction in employment, according to the European Investment Bank's (EIB) investment report published last Thursday (21 January).
Transport 22-10-2020

EU bank urged to put brakes on Germany’s motorway millions

The European Investment Bank’s decision to loan Germany €264 million to build a new stretch of autobahn has provoked outcry from environmental activists and raised doubts about whether the Luxembourg-based lender can yet claim to be the ‘EU climate bank’.
Economy & Jobs 12-05-2020

Sefcovic calls for fair EU market access in China to ‘increase trust’ after COVID-19

European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič has renewed calls for European firms to gain fair market access in China after the global public health crisis has been reigned in, in an effort to restore trust and confidence.
Global Europe 11-12-2019

Faced with defence budget threats, EU eyes new money sources

The ongoing EU budget negotiations have revealed the intention to enforce substantial cuts in Europe's external action agenda. This could represent another drawback for the bloc's defence ambitions and will be discussed by EU leaders at a summit on 12-13 December.

EIB begins metamorphosis into climate bank

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 more reserved approach.
Economy & Jobs 30-01-2019

EIB and Commission defend Juncker plan following auditors’ criticism

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.
Development Policy 17-09-2018

The EU’s bank in Africa steps up the action

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.
Economy & Jobs 13-08-2018

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

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.
Global Europe 05-07-2018

EU lawmakers back plan for European Investment Bank work in Iran

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.
Development Policy 07-06-2018

Taking development finance private

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.
Global Europe 22-05-2018

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

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.
Economy & Jobs 16-05-2018

EU economies hit by collapse in investment, new data shows

Most EU countries have been hit by a collapse in investment in the past decade, according to data published by Eurostat on 14 May. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
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Economy & Jobs 03-04-2018

EIB needs to commit to responsible taxation policy, NGO coalition says

On the second anniversary of the Panama Papers tax scandal, the European coalition of development and environmental non-governmental organisations Counter Balance calls the European Investment Bank (EIB) to develop a comprehensive and responsible taxation policy.
Brexit 24-08-2017

Post-Brexit European funds dry up in the UK

Five months after triggering article 50 and beginning negotiations for its exit from the EU, another European fund has frozen investment in the UK. EURACTIV’s partner Le Journal de l’Environnement reports.
Energy 11-05-2017

Central Europe slow to embrace new finance for housing renovation

The European Commission is emphasising the use of loans and guarantees to attract private funding in support for energy efficiency renovation projects. But Central European countries are only slowly catching up with this trend. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.
Economy & Jobs 28-04-2017

Greek SMEs vie for center stage in Juncker’s investment plan

The Greek government will try to use the Investment Plan for Europe in order to boost cash-strapped small and medium enterprises. EURACTIV Greece reports. In Greece, so-called “red” loans have exceeded €100 billion, representing 10% of all non-performing loans at...

Ombudsman launches investigation against EIB

The EU's watchdog is investigating the EIB for maladministration after three NGOs submitted a complaint this week.
Brexit 28-06-2016

Brexit will end EU investment in the UK

A major contributor to the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and the main beneficiary of the Juncker Plan, a post-Brexit United Kingdom will have to learn to live without EU investment. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 25-05-2016

Juncker Plan struggles to make inroads in Eastern Europe

One year after its launch, the Juncker Plan has reached 26 of the EU's 28 member states.  But most of the projects are taking place in Western Europe. EURACTIV France reports.
Digital & Media 16-03-2016

Low Juncker Plan funds for broadband internet spark doubt

Less than a year after the Juncker Plan for investment started, only eight percent of projects that have been financed so far will go into building new digital infrastructure.
Development Policy 01-02-2016

EIB opens its first Latin American offices in Panama

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will open its first office in Latin America, a decision made as a result of its "growing" activity in the region.
EU Priorities 2020 18-01-2016

EU’s larger economies are Juncker Plan’s biggest winners

In its first year, the Juncker Plan was mainly utilised by the EU’s big economies, notably France, Italy and Spain. EURACTIV France reports.
Digital & Media 29-10-2015

€4-5bn EU digital investment fund needed, France says

France's Minister for the Economy, Emmanuel Macron, insisted on the need for a €4-€5 billion European digital investment fund at the French-German digital conference on Tuesday (27 October). EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 22-04-2015

Juncker plan won’t cost EIB its AAA rating, says lender

Riskier investments foreseen under the Juncker Investment Plan will not cost the European Investment Bank its AAA credit rating, the EU lender has insisted.