In the period 2007-2013, the EIB provides finances for the countries in the enlargement region:
Potential candidate countries
EIB group lending in the enlargement countries takes the form of:
EIB supports investment efforts required:
- to meet the requirements of EU legislation
- to aid economic development prior to the start of membership negotiations
The EIB works closely with the European Commission, combining grants and loans in the pre-Accession region to achieve an optimum financing package. Financing foreign direct investment receives particular emphasis, since transfers of both capital and know-how are strong drivers for economic modernisation, exports and higher productivity.