About: european investment bank

Climate change 07-06-2019

When climate action means better roads

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.
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.
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.
Security 12-12-2016

Euro Bombs: European Investment Bank to be turned into arms bank?

The EU consistently fails to make crucial public investments in infrastructure, education or healthcare, but seems to have no problem finding the money for military upgrades, writes Fabio de Masi.
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.
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Agrifood 15-09-2015

How Ukraine’s chicken king could benefit from EU largesse

Future European investment in Ukraine’s booming agricultural sector are set to be conditioned to reforms and a crackdown on graft. But those reforms may result in the wholesale suspension of regulation in the agricultural sector and land grabbing, writes Fidanka Bacheva-McGrath

EIB: From bad banking to good banking

Like many other public banks, the European Investment Bank (EIB) leverages its own means by acting as a catalyst for private investment through various financial mechanisms. Too often, though, attempts to attract private capital result in unpredictable risks and higher-than projected costs for the public coffer, write Xavier Sol and Fabio De Masi.
Xavier Sol [Counter-Balance.org]
Development Policy 13-10-2014

A €300 billion growth package: don’t just spend it, spend it wisely

EU ministers are gathering in Luxembourg this week to discuss a €300 billion growth package. €300 billion is a dazzling amount but throwing money at a problem is not enough to solve it, experiences from previous EU stimuli packages show us. The ambition this time around should be to do spend the money more effectively, writes Xavier Sol.
Euro & Finance 30-10-2013

Project bonds threaten financial and real earthquakes

The use of one of Europe’s first project bonds to help finance a gas storage plant off Spain’s coast has run into trouble. This does not bode well for the future use of such bonds, or the types of project that they are being used to finance, write Elena Gerebizza and Xavier Sol.
Energy 26-09-2013

Banks loaning to power plants should enforce strict emissions standards

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launches its fifth climate assessment report, international investment banks should rapidly take the initiative and apply strict emissions standards in lending to the power sector, writes Eberhard Rhein.
Regional Policy 28-08-2012

More integration with more attractive regions for investment

There are still significant economic disparities within the EU, such as the ones between North and South or among different EU regions. But EU member states have a common interest in tackling those challenges together, argues Rodi Kratsa-Tsagapopoulou.
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.