Counter Balance is a European coalition of non-governmental organisations on advancement and also environment. The coalition is targeted at testing the European Investment Financial institution (EIB). The organizations included have comprehensive encounter working with development financing as well as international banks (IFIs). They likewise have encounter in marketing to stop unfavorable impacts from major framework jobs.

Counter Balance’s mission is to make the European Investment Bank (EIB) an open as well as progressive organization. The EIB needs to supply on European Union (EU) development objectives and also promote sustainable development to equip people affected by its work.

The EIB is your home bank of the EU and is the biggest public lender in the world: providing almost 60 billion euro in 2008. Its lack of binding social and also environmental criteria, of liability as well as openness, does not coincide with the democratic values of the EU organizations where EIB is embedded.

The EIB is one-of-a-kind amongst International Financial Institutions in being positioned in a structure of democratic establishments. The EIB is had entirely by the 27 member states of the European Union. Hence it is at risk to press from a wide range of worried stakeholders, like the European Parliament, member state governments, impacted areas as well as people exercising their democratic rights as European citizens. Counter Balance looks for to galvanise as well as concentrate some of that stress into efficient and also essential reform of the EIB.

Set up in 1957 under the Treaty of Rome, which set up the European Economic Area (later the European Union), the European Investment Bank is the house bank of the European Community. The EIB is locateded in Luxembourg with an enhancing variety of local workplaces set up in recent times.

With more than EUR 52 billion of authorized financings in 2012 the EIB is also one of the most significant international public financial institutions running worldwide. Around 90 % of its lendings take place within the EU, while the continuing to be 10 % are directed to countries outside of the European Union. In the recent years and following a decision by the European Council to increase its funding, the EIB has played an essential macroeconomic function in the EU and also boosted its exposure.

The EIB is funded by the EIB’s shareholders– the 28 participant states of the European Union that collectively provide the EIB’s subscribed resources (around EUR 243 billion), underwriting its investments. As a result of the reality the EIB is had by the EU member states, which add to and also assure its resources, the EIB is ranked as a very solid economic partner and obtains AAA rate from score agencies. It is this that allows the EIB to undertake work with the financial markets such as borrowing as well as drifting bonds, as well as which generates a lot of its liquidity.