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Interviews and opinions

Interviews and opinions

Iceland: Rebuilding stability

Iceland is regaining stability in the aftermath of the financial crisis. The main task now is to sustain economic growth. The country has many fundamental strengths - highly educated and young population, good legal framework and connections to the rest of the world, says Ms Oddný G. Harðardóttir, Finance Minister of Iceland, in this interview.

Apr 2012

Henrik Normann: NIB’s role elevated during hard times

Henrik Normann has been appointed President and CEO of NIB. Mr Normann will take up his new position on 1 April 2012. The NIB Newsletter interviewed the incoming president who is currently working as the Managing Director of Danske Markets.

Feb 2012

Johnny Åkerholm: Basel III outdated before the ink has dried

"Like generals who fight the last war, the new Basel model is set to solve the previous problems. I doubt the wisdom of regulating the financial system in such great detail. It will provide wrong incentives to the financial sector," said NIB President Johnny Åkerholm in his remarks delivered at a conference held by Finland's Financial Supervision Authority.

Jan 2012

Pascal Gauthier: Our job is to assess projects' potential from NIB mandate point of view

Mr Gauthier who joined NIB in June 2011 as head of the competitiveness analysis, explains the function he is in charge of at the Bank.

Dec 2011

Johnny Åkerholm: Further cooperation between the Nordic countries needed to make green growth projects attractive for financiers

Introductory remarks delivered by NIB Presidnet at the Nordic Prime Minister's Globalisation Forum in Copenhagen on 31 October 2011.

Nov 2011

Odd Per Brekk on economic prospects for Russia's recovery

In this interview with the NIB Newsletter, Odd Per Brekk of the IMF talks about the determinants of long-term economic growth in Russia.

Oct 2011

Hans Brask: A digital agenda for the Baltic Sea region

To boost its global competitiveness, the Baltic Sea region needs to develop its own digital agenda.

Oct 2011

Jannik Lindbæk: More money, more responsibilities

Jannik Lindbæk, former President of NIB, says NIB is living up to its reputation as a long-term lender with a strong environmental mandate.

Sep 2011

Northern Dimension partnership: from concept to reality

With its new director, the new Northern Dimension Partnership on Transport and Logistics moves from vision to practice. Interview with Oddgeir Danielsen.

Sep 2011

Johnny Åkerholm: the Nordic model combined with Baltic dynamism: a recipe for economic success

Most of the factors that supported the growth in the past 20 years will not play the same role in the next 20 years. Johnny Åkerholm on the challenges the Nordic Baltic region is facing.

Aug 2011



NIB co-hosts Nordic Finance Day COP23 on 14 November

NIB is co-hosting the Nordic Finance Day on 14 November at the UN Climate Summit COP23 in Bonn, Germany. The programme is being held at the Nordic Pavilion.

1 Nov 2017

NIB-financed LNG reloading station opens in Klaipeda, Lithuania

Lithuania's AB Klaipedos Nafta has opened an onshore liquefied natural gas reloading station, a project co-financed with a EUR 20 million loan from NIB.

30 Oct 2017

NIB funds new hospital in Kainuu, eastern Finland

A 30-year loan will finance the construction of a new central hospital of Kainuu region in eastern Finland.

27 Oct 2017