Financing for Development/UN SDG’s

The European Commission, European Investment Bank and Breakthrough Energy Ventures establish a new €100 million fund to support clean energy investments

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Brussels, 29 May 2019 Breakthrough Energy Ventures Europe (BEV-E), a new €100 million investment fund was established by the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and Breakthrough Energy Ventures during the Fourth Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting in Vancouver, Canada.           The fund will help develop innovative European companies and bring radically new clean energy technologies […]

The Single Market as a Driver of Investment in Europe

Monday, November 12th, 2018

As we celebrate the EU Single Market’s 25th anniversary, it is important to take stock of the enviable economic growth and welfare it has brought to Europe, while also acknowledging that new areas need to be prioritised so that the Single Market can remain fit for purpose in the 21st century. Furthermore, sustaining higher rates […]

EIB AND ICO: EUR 800m to support micro-enterprises and the self-employed

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

The aim of this new agreement is to provide financing on favourable terms for small projects Ensuring that credit reaches entrepreneurs and young people wanting to turn their ideas into a business is the objective behind the agreement signed between the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO). The EIB will […]

Plenary highlights: car emissions, online TV, Romania, future of Europe

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Cleaner cars, more European films on streaming services and concerns about the state of rule of law were among the highlight of this week’s plenary session. New cars from 2030 onward should emit 40% less CO2 than in 2021 and at least 35% of them should be electric or hybrid, MEPs proposed on Wednesday. On Tuesday Parliament approved new EU audiovisual media […]

Share EU & UN pledge to work for a “safer and better world”

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

In a joint statement the European Union and United Nations have expressed their determination to further strengthen their cooperation. “At a time of unprecedented and pressing global challenges, the United Nations and the European Union continue to engage together as positive forces for change to promote and renew full commitment to multilateralism and a rules-based […]

Opening of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

The EU is hosting a number of flagship events in the margins of the General Assembly and EU representatives have a full agenda of high-level debates  President Jean-Claude Juncker, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini will together with European Council President Donald Tusk attend today the opening of the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York. In the side-lines, […]

Bill Rhodes: Beware of Emerging Markets

Monday, September 10th, 2018

by Bill Rhodes, President and CEO of William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, LLC and author of Banker to the World: Lessons from the Front Lines of Global Finance Don’t be fooled. The high levels of volatility in emerging markets and sharp, sporadic pressures on a range of currencies, including those of Argentina, Mexico and Turkey, […]

Investment Plan for Europe Update

Monday, August 6th, 2018

The European Fund for Strategic Investments #EFSI has mobilised €335 billion in additional investment across the EU since July 2015. It has supported at least 750,000 jobs in the EU.     More results here.   EFSI in the Research, Development and Innovation sector Sustained investment is required to turn research and development into innovation. Investing in […]

Governor Cuomo Announces New U.S. Climate Alliance Initiatives to Mark One-Year Anniversary of President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the Global Paris Climate Accord

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

U.S. Climate Alliance Initiatives Draw on New York State’s Leadership in Combatting Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Reforming the Energy Vision Initiative, and Nation’s Largest Green Bank New Commitments Include Reducing ‘Super Pollutants,’ Expanding Clean Energy Financing, Storing Carbon in Landscapes, and Softening the Negative Impact of Federal Solar Tariffs U.S. Climate Alliance States Remain on […]