News and media

News and media



An Ecuadorian city rises from the rubble

  •  Release date: 28/04/2017
One year after a deadly earthquake, work on long-term rebuilding is in full swing. We met the Ecuadorian team that’s making it happen

Tweet this: Multilateralism is key to facing down climate and investment challenges

  •  Release date: 27/04/2017
It’s obvious to anyone who looks beyond the fake-news tweetstorms and examines the facts—multilateralism brings people together

Solar energy shines in Chad

  •  Release date: 12/04/2017
In Chad only 1 in 20 people have electricity. But the Central African country has lots of sun. A UK company is developing the first solar plant in one of the world’s poorest places.


Spain: EIB lends CEPSA EUR 70 million to implement plan to optimise aromatics plants in Andalusia

  •  Release date: 28/04/2017
The EIB has granted CEPSA a EUR 70 million loan to finance projects designed to optimise the company’s aromatics production process at its refineries in San Roque (Cadiz) and Palos de la Frontera (Huelva) and Huelva. The agreement signed today in Madrid by EIB Vice-President Román Escolano and CEPSA’s CEO, Pedro Miró, is aimed at helping to achieve improvements in the output of CEPSA’s facilities and increased energy savings throughout the production process.

Spain: Taking stock of the Investment Plan for Europe, an opportunity for growth

  •  Release date: 27/04/2017
The Investment Plan for Europe was presented today at the headquarters of the European institutions as “a growth opportunity for Spain” at an event attended by Luis de Guindos, Spain’s Minister of the Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission (EC) responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Román Escolano, Vice-President of the EIB, and Pablo Zalba, CEO of the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO). Aránzazu Beristain, Head of the EC’s Representation, welcomed the more than 150 participants, mostly from the world of business and public institutions. 

Multilateral banks to deepen collaboration with private sector to boost inclusive, sustainable infrastructure

  •  Release date: 22/04/2017
Leaders of the top multilateral development banks (MDBs) have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.