China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) aims to connect countries that account for 60 percent of the world's people and 30 percent of global GDP.

VALECO and its partners are inaugurating the Découverte solar power plant, the capacity of which can cover the electricity consumption of 6 000 households in the municipality of Decazeville-Aubin, in the Occitanie region. Financed by a consortium of commercial (Caisse d’Epargne CEPAC, Crédit Agricole du Languedoc and Unifergie-Crédit Agricole Group) and public banks (Bpifrance), this project has received equity contributions from VALECO and MIROVA and a guarantee from the European Investment Bank (EIB) under the Juncker Plan.

The AAL Association has announced the challenge for its next AAL 2018 Call for proposals: 'Smart Solutions for Ageing well'. The new challenge-led call will have room for more flexible, smaller innovation projects. It will open in February 2018.

Following this week’s meeting of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Board of Directors, the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is now expected to trigger more than €251.6 billion in investments.