The European Investment Bank is becoming increasingly politicised

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Series Details 23.10.18
Publication Date 23/10/2018
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The European Investment Bank (EIB) was intended to provide finance and expertise for investment projects that furthered EU policy objectives. But as Daniel Mertens and Matthias Thiemann explained, a steady expansion of the bank’s operations over the last two decades had prompted greater political debate over its governance and activities. The authors highlighted three recent developments that underline this politicisation of the EIB.

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