Celebrating Europe Day in 2021 is an opportunity to reflect on history and present challenges. As the world struggles with COVID-19, Europe is both heavily affected by the pandemic and at the forefront of combating it. The European Investment Bank has been working on many fronts during the pandemic.
The Bank has supported the health sector and vaccine research and has financed BioNTech, one of the vaccine makers.
It has joined the EU-backed Team Europe effort to tackle the pandemic in the European Union’s neighbouring countries and in fragile states around the world.
Together with the European Investment Fund the EIB has given support to hard-hit SMEs.
Now the Bank is investing in a green and inclusive recovery in Europe and in developing countries.