In this end-of-year podcast, Eila Kreivi, head of capital markets at the European Investment Bank, reviews the European borrowing landscape in 2021, the launch of the Next Generation EU fund and the development of the green bond market. The discussion focuses on the impact of the European Union as a major issuer, lessons learned by the EIB on debt issuance, the role of green bonds and the extent to which the EU taxonomy on sustainable finance is fit for purpose.

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This virtual discussion is part of the OMFIF Sovereign Debt Institute. The SDI brings together DMOs, supranational agencies, public investors and capital market banks to promote high-level strategic dialogue and co-operation to help sovereign borrowers meet the challenges they face. Please contact melissa.roache@omfif.org directly for membership details.

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