By letter dated 20 September 2017, the Italian Republic nominated Ms Gelsomina VIGLIOTTI for appointment as a Full Member of the Board of Directors of the EIB to succeed Mr Filippo GIANSANTE, who had resigned with effect from 20 September 2017.By letter dated 22 September 2017, the B…Continue reading »
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched a one-year fellowship for researchers from sub-Saharan Africa with a workshop at the EIB headquarters.Continue reading »
The EIB will provide EUR 40 million to the Italian Avio aimed to support the development of new products and technologies related to space propulsion systems through Research and Development activities as well as the modernization and the expansion of the production capacity at the facilities in Colleferro (Rome), the main company’s industrial site in Italy. This is the first EIB loan for a listed company under the “Italian risk sharing initiative” umbrella, the joint initiative of the EIB, the Ministry of Economic Development and the Italian Ministry of Economy, which aims to support investments in innovative projects promoted by small and medium-sized enterprises.Continue reading »
On 9 October 2017, the Council adopted new venture capital rules aimed at boosting investment in start-ups and innovation.
The regulation is part of the EU’s plan to develop a fully functioning capital markets union. It will also help boost investment, in line with the EU’s ‘investment plan for Europe’.
“The new rules will help diversify the funding sources available for businesses and long-term projects in Europe”, said Toomas Tõniste, minister for finance of Estonia, which currently holds the Council presidency. “By making it easier for them to raise money on capital markets, the aim is that businesses should not rely exclusively on bank loans.”
The regulation was adopted at a meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, without discussion.
The European Parliament gave its approval on 14 September 2017. This follows an agreement with Parliament representatives reached on 30 May 2017.
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On 29 June 2017, Mr Ionuţ MIŞA was appointed as Minister of Finance. He also becomes EIB Governor for Romania, succeeding Mr ŞTEFAN.Before his appointment in the Government, Mr MIŞA held the position of State Secretary on Taxation from January 2017 to June 2017.From F…Continue reading »
By letter dated 8 June 2017, the Republic of Latvia nominated, by common accord with the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden, Ms Aija ZITCERE for appointment as an Alternate Member of the Board of D…Continue reading »
In May 2017, Mr Ivan PILNÝ was appointed as Minister of Finance. He also becomes EIB Governor for the Czech Republic, succeeding Mr Andrej BABIŠ.Mr PILNÝ has served as Member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, as Chairperson of the Committee…Continue reading »
European Commission – Speech – [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 27 September 2017 Dear all, More than two years after we presented the European Agenda on Migration, we can see the tangible, positive results of European, united and joint efforts.Continue reading »
European Commission – Press release Brussels, 27 September 2017 . As announced by President Juncker in his letter of intent on 13 September, the European Commission is today proposing measures to preserve and strengthen the Schengen area.Continue reading »
European Commission – Press release Brussels, 27 September 2017 . On 13 September, in his annual State of the Union address, President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “In spite of the debate and controversy around this topic, we have managed to make solid progress (…) We now need to redouble our efforts.
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