A presentation of the EIB Investment Report
The event will present the EIB Investment Report, which is the bank’s flagship economic publication. Published once a year, it is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the developments and drivers of investment and credit conditions in the EU. The presentation will also cover an in-depth study of innovation, investment in intangible assets and digitalisation as drivers of productivity growth.
Check-in and lunch
Debora Revoltella, Director, Economics Department, European Investment Bank
Chair: Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director
Director, Economics Department, European Investment Bank
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Testimony before the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE).
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