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Interviews and opinions

Interviews and opinions

NIB President: Investment needs require innovative financial solutions

The Baltic Sea Region is part of a competitive world. If there is no fertile ground for new business, it will fail, regardless of state intervention.

May 2014

Arctic researcher: Polar ice is melting–adapt to it

“The polar ice is melting and we can’t stop it. We need to adapt to climate change and take advantage of the opportunities for sustainability it brings”, says Dr Morten Rasch, scientific leader at the Arctic Research Centre of Aarhus University in Denmark.

May 2014

Nordic–Baltic grid needs significant investments

Bente Hagem of Norwegian Statnett and Jukka Ruusunen of Finnish Fingrid outline the priorities for the energy sector in the Nordic-Baltic region.

Mar 2014

NIB model an idea for Britain?

The financial crisis has sparked a flurry of policy innovation in Britain. One suggestion is a British Investment Bank that could be modelled after NIB.

Jan 2014

Environmentally responsible economic activities vital for well-being in the Arctic

The strength of the cooperation in the Barents region lies in its practical nature and its regional and local dimension. Read about Finland's Arctic Strategy in the column by the Finnish Foreign Minister, Erkki Tuomioja.

Dec 2013

Rail Baltic is now on track

Rail Baltic, a major EU-funded project, is now firmly on track after the partner countries – the three Baltic States, Finland and Poland – agreed to set up a joint venture to design and build this vital rail link.

Nov 2013

HELCOM: New nutrient reduction targets confirm Baltic Sea Action Plan approach

The HELCOM Ministerial Meeting has adopted new targets for nutrient reduction. Read more in the column by Monika Stankiewich, HELCOM Executive Secretary.

Oct 2013

Vice-Minister: No more energy islands in the EU by 2015

"The international financial institutions make infrastructure investments feasible for us," says Aleksandras Spruogis, Lithuania's Vice-Minister of Energy in an interview with NIB Newsletter.

Sep 2013

NIB President: Nordic Baltic region should use its strengths

To maintain its competitiveness, the Nordic Baltic region should make the most of its strengths: sound economic policies, knowledge-based economies and a healthy banking sector, says Henrik Normann, NIB President & CEO.

Jun 2013

Christian Ketels: Uncertainty fences off investments in the region

Uncertain outlooks are inhibiting investment activity and weakening economic growth. Dr Christian Ketels of Harvard Business School explains what the financial sector can do to improve the climate.

Jun 2013



NIB signs loan agreement with Husqvarna for R&D investments

A seven-year maturity loan agreement to finance Husqvarna AB's R&D investments 2017–2019.

5 Jan 2018

Category A project for disclosure

In accordance with its Sustainability Policy and Guidelines, NIB publishes information on the construction and upgrade of National Road 3/25 in Hedmark, Norway. The information is available for 30 days starting from 22 December 2017.

22 Dec 2017

NIB finances Ericsson’s 5G research programme

A loan to the Swedish telecom company Ericsson will finance a research programme for the development of 5G mobile technology.

22 Dec 2017