Month: August 2016

  • EIB supports antimicrobial resistance research

    The rise of drug-resistant infections and superbugs, which could kill 10 million people a year by 2050 (more than cancer kills today), is becoming a major threat. Antimicrobial drugs are becoming less effective and the world is not developing enough new solutions to keep up. If we don’t take action now, the global costs of facing this challenge in later stages could amount to around USD 100 trillion. The European Commission, the European Investment Bank and the European Federation of Pharmace...

  • Stanley Mifsud, full member of the Board of Directors for the Republic of Malta

    The Republic of Malta nominated Mr Stanley MIFSUD (CEO of the Malta Investment Management Co. Ltd - MIMCOL and Advisor to the Minister for Finance) for appointment as a Full Member of the Board of Directors of the EIB to succeed Mr Noel CAMILLERI, who had tendered his resignation. By letter dated 27 July 2016, the Board of Governors was invited to vote on the proposed appointment. The decision to appoint Mr Stanley MIFSUD was taken on 19 August 2016, the date on which the requisite majority o...

  • Bernard Fingleton (Cambridge) to receive EIB-ERSA Prize

    Professor Bernard Fingleton , Director of research in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, has been awarded the  EIB-ERSA Prize in Regional Science 2016. The prize is awarded for his scientific achievements in theoretical and empirical spatial economics, with contributions ranging from the testing of economic geography theories to applied spatial econometrics, addressing urban and regional as well as national and global problems. The Jury also acknowledged Professor Fingle...

  • Eastern Partnership Secondment Programme

    The European Investment Bank is launching its Eastern Partnership Secondment Programme for professionals from both the public and private sectors. The Programme, set up with support by the EIB’s Eastern Partnership Trust Fund (EPTATF) , is only open to nationals of the Eastern Partnership Countries that have entered into a Framework Agreement with the EIB (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) and work in Ministries, Central Banks, other public sector organisations or private sec...