Cairo, 13 September 2017.- In pursuit of economic growth and the sustainable development goals (SDGs), the European Investment Bank – the EU-Bank – has been called upon by the European Council to step up its support to the European Union’s neighbourhood. The Bank’s newly launched Economic Resilience Initiative will allow the blending of funds from the donor community with EIB financing. Thus it will scale up blended funding in favour of critical investments through intensified EIB activity.

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Malta, 5-6 October 2017. The European Union will host the fourth high-level Our Ocean Conference in Malta on 5 and 6 October 2017. In the spirit of the successful 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions, the conference aims to inspire and empower a new generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists and civil society to identify solutions and commit to actions for safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed oceans.

It follows on from the previous conferences and complements the EU’s Ocean Governance Initiative, which sets out an agenda for ensuring the future of the oceans around the world. Nearly 1...