Atanas Kolev is Principal advisor in the Economics Department of the
European Investment Bank and coordinator and reviewer of the EIB
annual investment report. He joined the Bank in 2005 to work on the
European economy. Since then he has worked on a wide range of topics
related to investment and investment finance, including investment in the
energy sector, adaptation to climate change, government investment,
infrastructure investment and economic and social cohesion.
The European Investment Bank is the lending arm of the European Union.
They are the biggest multilateral financial institution in the world and one
of the largest providers of climate finance. It holds a capital of in total
EUR 243,2 million across the 27 member states of the EU. The operating
strategy of the EIB is to finance viable capital projects that further
EU objectives, and to borrow on the capital markets to finance these
projects. Within the EU, the EIB has six priority objectives: Climate and
environmental sustainability; Innovation and skills; Infrastructure; Small
and medium-sized enterprises; Cohesion; Development.