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  • 2 Februar 2023

EIB Group activity in Italy in 2022: €10.09 billion of investment and record green financing

The EIB Group, consisting of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF), today in Rome presented the results of its activity in Italy in 2022. Last year, the EIB Group signed 85 operations totalling €10.09 billion in Italy, of which €9.29 billion in loans and guarantees, €612 million in resources managed on behalf of the government under the National Recovery Resilience Plan (NRRP) and €194 million managed for the European Guarantee Fund (EGF), which was set up by the EIB Group to mitigate the economic crisis caused by the pandemic. Italy, which received 15.9% of total EIB activity in the European Union in 2022, was the leading country for financing and resources managed by the EIB Group in 2022. It is estimated that this activity will help unlock around €34 billion of investment in the real economy.
  • 2 Februar 2023

The European Parliament adopts the Platform Work directive Report

The final text of the Parliament improves on the work done by the European Commission, which was already an important step in the right direction, as already highlighted in our EESC opinion, and takes onboard some of the suggestions. While not perfect, the text can be a game changer to ensure that platform work does not become a social dumping tool to establish 19th-century working conditions.
  • 2 Februar 2023

Crackdown on criminal network that robbed ATMs in Germany

With the support of Eurojust, the German and Dutch authorities have taken action against an organised crime group (OCG) suspected of having blown up numerous Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) in Germany since 2021. In Bavaria alone, it concerned 31 explosions with a total haul of about EUR 3.4 million, causing damage estimated at approximately EUR 4 million. Nine suspects were arrested during a joint action day also supported by the Belgian authorities. They are in preliminary custody pending extradition. Fifteen places were searched in the Netherlands and one in Belgium.