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