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#InvestEU: European support for media digitalisation in Sweden

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a EUR 100 million loan to Bonnier AB of Sweden, a family-owned media and publishing company founded in 1804. The transaction will support the company’s RDI efforts until 2018. The operation is backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) under the Investment Plan for Europe. The transaction will support research, development and innovation (RDI) investments for the development of new content as well as content delivery platforms….




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European Investment Bank comment on misleading Climate Action Network report

The European Investment Bank (EIB) attaches great importance to engaging with civil society and ensuring that policies and lending activity reflect the recognition of the importance of climate action, that the EIB shares with a broad range of stakeholders. The EIB notes the publication of the “Connecting the dots” report by the Climate Action Network (CAN) and regrets that no effort was made by CAN to discuss the report with the EIB before publication. In support of the Paris Agreement, the E…


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Alenka Smerkolj, new Governor for Slovenia

On 14 July 2016, Ms Alenka Smerkolj, Minister without portfolio responsible for Development, Strategic Projects and Cohesion in the Slovenian Government since November 2014, was appointed Acting Minister of Finance following the resignation of Mr Dusan…



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EIB supports antimicrobial resistance research

The rise of drug-resistant infections and superbugs, which could kill 10 million people a year by 2050 (more than cancer kills today), is becoming a major threat. Antimicrobial drugs are becoming less effective and the world is not developing enough new solutions to keep up. If we don’t take action now, the global costs of facing this challenge in later stages could amount to around USD 100 trillion. The European Commission, the European Investment Bank and the European Federation of Pharmace…


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Stanley Mifsud, full member of the Board of Directors for the Republic of Malta

The Republic of Malta nominated Mr Stanley MIFSUD (CEO of the Malta Investment Management Co. Ltd – MIMCOL and Advisor to the Minister for Finance) for appointment as a Full Member of the Board of Directors of the EIB to succeed Mr Noel CAMILLERI, who had tendered his resignation. By letter dated 27 July 2016, the Board of Governors was invited to vote on the proposed appointment. The decision to appoint Mr Stanley MIFSUD was taken on 19 August 2016, the date on which the requisite majority o…


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Bernard Fingleton (Cambridge) to receive EIB-ERSA Prize

Professor Bernard Fingleton , Director of research in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, has been awarded the  EIB-ERSA Prize in Regional Science 2016. The prize is awarded for his scientific achievements in theoretical and empirical spatial economics, with contributions ranging from the testing of economic geography theories to applied spatial econometrics, addressing urban and regional as well as national and global problems. The Jury also acknowledged Professor Fingle…