The European Investment Bankis the bank of the European Union.The European Union is a group of 27 countries in Europe.
We lend billions of euros every yearto businessesall around the world.
Most of these businessesare inside the European Union.
We also help people outside Europeso that they can live better lives.
This is called development.
Click on the linkto read how we do it:
The European Investment Bank Groupincludes the European Investment Bankand the European Investment Fund.
The European Investment Fundworks with smaller companies thanthe European Investment Bank.
We have more than 3 000 employees.
Our base is in Luxembourg,But we have other offices around the world.
We work in 160 countries.
We lend money to companiesthat have ideasfor making something new.
We help women run their own businessesso that they can have the same opportunities as men.
We lend money to small businessesso that they can make a profitand give people jobs.
We also lend money to governmentsso that they can buy new buses and tramsthat don’t pollute the environment.
Here is the link to our projects:
One of our goals isto protect the environment.
The environment is what surrounds usin nature and in the cities where we live.
You can learnhow we protect the environmentin this link:
We also help people solve global problems.
A global problem is a problem that affects all of us.
The COVID-19 crisis is a global problembecause it affects all our lives.
Here is the link to read aboutour investments in a COVID-19 vaccine andother ways we help people in the COVID -19 crisis: