The EIB’s role in development

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Counter Balance warns against unconditional role for EIB in Central Asia, launches new website

The day before a European Parliament committee vote on extending the mandate of the European Investment Bank (EIB) to permit it to engage in lending activities in Central Asia, the campaign coalition Counter Balance: Challenging the European Investment Bank has pointed out the human rights, environmental and social risks attached to tasking the EU’s house […]

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Euro Parliament debate sets out the challenges for the European Investment Bank as it turns 50

Has the EIB changed over the last 50 years? What are the global challenges for the EIB and are its lending practices coherent with EU policy objectives? These were the questions tackled by the first panel of speakers at the European Parliament debate on July 1. The EIB is a very important institution and its […]

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The EIB at 50

50 selected milestones in EIB’s development during its 50 first years of existence. English version French version German version Polish version Italian version Hungarian version Spanish version

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Counter Balance Critique of “The EIB Statement of Environmental and Social Principle and Standards”

Contribution of Counter Balance to the ongoing development of the EIB’s Statement of Environmental and Social Principles and Standards (from 18th March 2008). Read it here

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Life begins at 50 for European Investment Bank, hopes civil society

Luxembourg — Environment and social campaign groups from across Europe today marked the 50th anniversary celebrations of the European Investment Bank (EIB) by pointing out to the European Union’s house bank that “Life begins at 50—We hope.” The EIB has attracted sustained criticism from civil society organisations in Europe and across the world because of […]

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