Press releases

  • EAPB General Assembly 2024: Ms. Lidwin Van Velden Re-elected President

    3 June 2024

    The European Association of Public Banks (EAPB) held its General Assembly on May 31 in Barcelona, Spain, with the kind support of its member ICF.

  • Public Banks Drive Green Transition Through Innovative Export Finance Strategies

    4 December 2023

    Brussels, December 04 – The recently concluded high-level event by the European Association of Public Banks (EAPB) on public import/export financing for a sustainable transition marked a significant milestone in highlighting the pivotal role of public banks in steering the global economy towards sustainability. As major providers of export finance, public banks, demonstrated a steadfast commitment to facilitating significant green and sustainable investments, aligning with the objectives of the European Green Deal, with the aim of accelerating and enabling change, innovation, and growth.

  • EAPB outlines clear path forward for enhanced member activities and collaboration

    4 July 2023

    Brussels, July 4 - The European Association of Public Banks (EAPB) concluded its recent General Assembly hosted by Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) in Warsaw with a renewed focus and a strategic vision to empower its members and drive positive change. The event witnessed active participation from esteemed delegates, including the President of the EAPB, Ms. Lidwin van Velden, who praised BGK for their outstanding efforts in supporting refugees from Ukraine and acknowledged the need for joint efforts in the reconstruction process.

  • EAPB, ANFIR, FINLOMBARDA and UNINT co-organise event on financial instruments of cohesion policy for the economic and territorial recovery

    1 July 2022

    Milan, 01 July 2022, The European Association of Public Banks (EAPB), the National Association of Regional Financial Institutions (ANFIR), Finlombarda (the in-house public financial institution of Lombardy Region) and the University of International Studies of Rome (UNINT) jointly organized an event entitled "The financial instruments under cohesion policy to strengthen the economic and territorial recovery".

  • EAPB Press Release – Ms. Lidwin Van Velden elected new EAPB President

    30 June 2022

    The European Association of Public Banks (EAPB) held its General Assembly and its Administrative Board elections on June 30 in Milan. Ms. Lidwin Van Velden, CEO of NWB Bank (the Netherlands), has been elected as the new EAPB President. She succeeds Mr. Philippe Mills, CEO of SFIL (France) who passes the torch after 3 consecutive 2 year terms at the helm of the organization.

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