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European Investment Bank

The EIB is the EU Bank. We are owned by the 28 Member States, enjoy an excellent credit rating, and we focus on activities to further European Union policy goals.

The tourism sector among EU member states relies heavily on transport facilities to sustain itself and to ensure that passengers arrive at destinations where these services are provided.

By providing loans to facilitate transport within the EU, we are committing ourselves to provide sustainable transport facilities and in turn, improve connections and boost tourism in these regions.

The EIB is among the largest transport lenders in the world. In 2014, we invested over EUR 13.9 billion in such projects, accounting for 18% of our overall lending. The Bank finances projects through its own funds, as well as providing additional assistance via a range of joint initiatives and instruments.

Claus Klitholm (European Investment Bank)