Letter to EIB governors on the occasion of the bank’s 52nd annual meeting
Advocacy letter | 27 May 2010
Civil society efforts to directly engage with the governing bodies of the European Investment Bank around the bank’s annual meeting (June 8) have fallen on if not deaf ears then at least ears that remain to be convinced about the merits of having a frank exchange of views.
In the calendar of annual meetings of the international financial institutions, the EIB’s annual meeting remains off limits for NGOs in contrast to the often fruitful discussions allowed with the staff and governing bodies of institutions like the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
To mark this year’s EIB annual meeting, CEE Bankwatch Network and Counter Balance: Challenging the European Investment Bank have written to the EIB’s governors ahead of their 52nd annual meeting in Luxembourg.
The EIB responded with this letter (pdf) which we received on June 6, 2010.
On June 29, 2010 we also received the response from Austrian EIB Board Director Nitsche (pdf).