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Europe needs innovation: EIB Conference with Federal Chancellor Merkel and EU Commission President Juncker

EIB President Hoyer has opened the conference Momentum for Europe – Innovation and Competitiveness stating: “Europe is on the threshold of a new industrial revolution and cannot afford to fall back on niche markets.” In their speeches, Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker talked about the challenges facing innovation in Europe and ways to reduce the investment gap.

 

EIB Economics Conference: Investment plan a stimulus for long-term growth

Declining productivity growth is undermining Europe’s ability to compete in the global marketplace. This was the message of economic experts and policy makers as they debated the current state of Europe’s economy. A high level conference by the EIB Economics Department in Berlin discussed recent political and macro-economic efforts to restore competitiveness in Europe and respond to structural investment needs.

 

EIB continues wide-ranging response to Ebola

The EIB today confirmed its firm commitment to respond to the Ebola pandemic. In advance of the high-level conference in Brussels this week, the Bank outlined the nature of its engagement that includes support for development of a vaccine and backing for key infrastructure in West African states impacted by Ebola. Through the EIB Institute support has also been provided for humanitarian relief on the ground.

 

February E-Newsletter is out

The EIB is delivering well ahead of schedule on commitments made to the EU Member States to mobilise EUR 180 billion of additional investment following a capital increase in 2013. Read the latest edition of our e-Newsletter for more information about the annual press conference and see our new animated videos.

 
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