September 2016

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The EIB lends CHF 250m credit facility for the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) – CERN – Geneva

With fostering innovation to support research of scientific excellence and innovation as one of its top priorities, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has decided to provide a CHF 250m credit facility for the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) which is the CERN’s central project for the decade. This is the second EIB financing with CERN , following the successful loan (300 M€) signed in 2002 to finance the building of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and most p…




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European Investment Bank comment on misleading Climate Action Network report

The European Investment Bank (EIB) attaches great importance to engaging with civil society and ensuring that policies and lending activity reflect the recognition of the importance of climate action, that the EIB shares with a broad range of stakeholders. The EIB notes the publication of the “Connecting the dots” report by the Climate Action Network (CAN) and regrets that no effort was made by CAN to discuss the report with the EIB before publication. In support of the Paris Agreement, the E…


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Alenka Smerkolj, new Governor for Slovenia

On 14 July 2016, Ms Alenka Smerkolj, Minister without portfolio responsible for Development, Strategic Projects and Cohesion in the Slovenian Government since November 2014, was appointed Acting Minister of Finance following the resignation of Mr Dusan…