Commission Staff Working Document on the Movement of Capital and the Freedom of Payments

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Speech: European Parliamentary Week: Sustainable Europe Investment Plan by EVP Dombrovskis

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Press Release: EIF and Noviti Finance support better access to finance for Baltic micro-enterprises with €10 million deal under EaSI programme

In order to stimulate small business financing in the Baltic States, non-bank business lender Noviti Finance, and the European Investment Fund (EIF), have signed a cooperation agreement to give micro businesses and farmers better access to funding of up to €25,000. The guarantee is funded by the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme of the European Union and is backed by the Investment Plan for Europe.

Shaping Europe’s digital future: Commission presents strategies for data and Artificial Intelligence

Today, the Commission unveils its ideas and actions for a digital transformation that works for all, reflecting the best of Europe: open, fair, diverse, democratic and confident. It presents a European society powered by digital solutions that put people first, opens up new opportunities for businesses, and boosts the development of trustworthy technology to foster an open and democratic society and a vibrant and sustainable economy. Digital is a key enabler to fighting climate change and achieving the green transition. The European data strategy and the policy options to ensure the human-centric development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) presented today are the first steps towards achieving these goals.

Agenda: Foreign Affairs Council (17 February 2020)

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Event: ECSO Cyber Investor Days (Brussels, 13-14 May 2020)

The 7th edition of the ECSO cybersecurity business matchmaking events focuses on both the access-to-market (corporates business relations) & the access-to-finance (investments) support.

During the Cyber Investor Days in Brussels, the promising European cybersecurity startups and SMEs will have a chance to pitch their cybersecurity solutions & hold B2B meetings with the leading investors and corporates from Europe and beyond.

European Semester 2020 – Recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area

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Event: Investment and investment finance in Romania (Bucharest, 13 February 2020)

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the National Bank of Romania will host a conference entitled  “Leaders and laggards: the polarisation of Romanian firms” on the 13th of February in Bucharest. The Governor of the National Bank of Romania, Mugur Isărescu, together with Florin Cîțu, Minister of Public Finance and Andrew McDowell, Vice President of the European Investment Bank, will open the event. The event is part of a series organised to debate investment and investment finance, especially in intangibles and digitalisation, in different EU Member States.

Participation is by invitation only.

Event: Investment and Investment finance in Bulgaria (Sofia, 27 February 2020)

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Ministry of Finance of Bulgaria are hosting the conference Investment and Investment finance in Bulgaria on 27th February 2020 in Sofia. The conference will focus on investment needs and priorities for Bulgaria, bringing together a group of local economists, policymakers, as well as representatives from financial institutions and the business community in Bulgaria. The discussions will consider corporate investment and finance in the age of digitalisation and automation and at a time of high economic uncertainty and slowing external demand.

Participation is by invitation only.

Press Release: ESMA sets out its strategy on sustainable finance

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today published its Strategy on Sustainable Finance. The strategy sets out how ESMA will place sustainability at the core of its activities by embedding Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors in its work.

Press Release: EIB Group Press Conference on Annual Results – EU bank closes 2019 with stronger results in climate finance and a record number of deals

In a challenging year, the European Investment Bank Group (EIB) exceeded its own targets, signing a record number of 1 095 operations and increasing financing volumes to EUR 72.22 billion. This was in spite of uncertainty and delays linked to Brexit and to the need for the remaining EU Member States to come to an agreement, last spring, over the replacement of the UK’s share of EIB capital. 

Expert group on European Structural and Investment Funds (main group) (11-12 February 2020)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ECON Committee – Economic Dialogue and exchange of views on the Autumn Fiscal Package of the 2020 European Semester (27 January 2020)

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Publication: How ECB purchases of corporate bonds helped reduce firms’ borrowing costs

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Press Release: EIB strengthens support for priority investment across Greece

The European Investment Bank agreed to continue support for new priority investment across Greece intended to enhance energy efficiency and tackle climate change, improve small business competitiveness, accelerate research and innovation, and support health, education, culture and urban regeneration initiatives across Greece. The EUR 18.6 billion investment programme under the Partnership Agreement 2014-2020 has been successfully supporting small and medium sized priority schemes across Greece since 2014 and ensuring that high-impact projects essential for sustainable development and economic recovery are not delayed.

Press Release: EIB and BBVA provide €600m to support SMEs

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and BBVA are joining forces to provide financing on favourable terms for Spanish SMEs and mid-caps. EU bank Vice-President Emma Navarro and BBVA CEO Onur Genç signed an agreement today in Madrid enabling the Spanish bank to provide €600m to support the investments of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). With this agreement, BBVA will be able to offer them favourable financing in terms of both maturity and interest rates.

Report: The EU Sustainability Taxonomy: a Financial Impact Assessment

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Press Release: The General Board of the European Systemic Risk Board held its 36th regular meeting on 19 December 2019

At its meeting on 19 December 2019 the General Board considered a number of vulnerabilities in the EU financial system, including the indebtedness of non-financial corporations, the liquidity of assets in investment funds, and the misconduct costs facing financial institutions. Moreover, the General Board took note of the risks to financial stability which might result from climate change and disruptions in critical financial infrastructures.

Official Journal (L Series): DECISION (EU) 2019/2215 OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK of 28 November 2019 amending Decision (EU) 2016/2247 on the annual accounts of the European Central Bank (ECB/ 2019/35)

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COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/… of 17.12.2019 amending Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the alternative standardised approach for market risk

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