With nuclear energy, for a greener and more competitive Europe

2024. 03. 13.

During today’s plenary session, the European Parliament discussed the report on the financial activities of the European Investment Bank (EIB). In her speech, Fidesz MEP Enikő Győri pointed out: “Europe’s economy is facing urgent challenges, which the continent cannot tackle without nuclear energy. This is why it is important that the EIB finance nuclear energy projects in the future. The Bank’s support policy should not be blinded by extreme green ideologies, rather, it should be grounded in reality. I was pleased to hear that in the debate Nadia Calviño, the new President of the EIB, promised to do so.”

The MEP highlighted: that Europe’s competitiveness must be urgently improved; that green and digital transitions must be founded on common sense; the importance of re-boost industry; and the importance of empowering small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

“Although the EIB has always been an important player in supporting the priorities of the Union, in the future it should assume greater responsibility in the context of green energy, in infrastructure development, and in providing a more enhanced and non-bureaucratic support for SMEs” – said the Hungarian MEP.

MEP Enikő Győri was pleased that Hungary received €675 million of the Investment Bank’s loans disbursed in 2023; she added: “our aim is that the Bank’s annual domestic activity reach 1 billion Euros.”