European Investment Bank (EIB): A Long Term Presence in Portugal

Dec 2005
Presentation delivered during the event "Experiencias de Provisión y Financiamiento de Infraestructura bajo Alianzas Publico-Privadas", held at the Inter-American Development Bank headquarters, Washington D.C., USA, December 8-9, 2005. It describes the relationship between Portugal and the European Investment Bank. The former has been wholly classified as a regional development area and, as a consequence, all loans have benefited from the "Regional Development" eligibility criteria, allowing for maximization of lending in proportion to eligible project costs.