NIB Nordic Investment Bank

Interviews and opinions

Interviews and opinions

NB8: on benefits and challenges of the Nordic Baltic regional integration

What are the benefits of integration between the Nordic and Baltic countries and what are the challenges? We asked these questions to the panellists of the NB8 seminar arranged in late August 2011.

Aug 2011

Johnny Åkerholm: EU must regain its credibility

"The economic situation in Europe is more critical than it has ever been since the 2nd world war," said NIB President at the Chydenius Seminar (Finland). A summary of his speech. Also available in Finnish.

Jul 2011

Johnny Åkerholm: Euroopan unionin palautettava uskottavuutensa

Konferenssipuheen kooste. Puhe pidettiin Chydenius-seminaarissa Kokkolassa 16. heinäkuuta 2011.

Jul 2011

Almedalen Week: Nordic countries in forefront for green growth

Nordic decision-makers give their opinion on how to combine economic growth with environmental sustainability, interviewed during the Almedalen Week 2011.

Jul 2011

Johnny Åkerholm: Is it safe to forecast on the basis of recent trends?

In his speech at the conference Future 2020, on 21 June 2011 in Helsinki, Mr Åkerholm discussed the uncertainty of basing economic forecasts on the current trends in the financial

Jun 2011

NIB 35 years: Building Nordic economic cooperation

After almost 35 years as NIB employees, Chief Compliance Officer Siv Hellén and Loan Administration Specialist Barbro Eriksson look back at an important era in the history of Nordic economic cooperation—the foundation and development of the Nordic Investment Bank.

Jun 2011

NIB's coming of age

For NIB, after 35 years, routines are well established and the organisation runs smoothly. The old slogan "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" is easily accepted. But this stage shouldn't pass without reflection.

Jun 2011

Andris Vilks: NIB operates in Europe's most dynamic region

The Baltic countries made painful but necessary steps to get back on track. We've done what we've promised, says Andris Vilks, Latvia's finance minister in this interview.

May 2011

NDEP to shift focus to smaller municipalities

In June 2011, NDEP marks its 10th anniversary. Extended until 2017, it will shift its focus to wastewater treatment in smaller municipalities and energy efficiency projects.

May 2011

Upbeat note on Estonian economy

Estonia has introduced the euro. Marje Josing, Head of the Institute of Economic Research in Tallinn, comments on Estonia's way out of recession with its brand new currency.

Feb 2011



NIB finances extension to North Karelia central hospital in eastern Finland

A loan to the local authority for North Karelian social and health care services will finance an extension to a regional hospital to help facilitate more efficient use of the available resources.

24 Oct 2017

NIB and Sparebank 1 SR-Bank open new SME facility in Norway

NIB and Sparebank 1 SR-Bank have signed their second loan facility for Norwegian SMEs and small mid-caps.

20 Oct 2017

NIB finances increased hydropower capacity in Norway

A new loan to Nord-Trønderlag Elektrisitetsverk will finance three hydropower projects in mid-Norway.

18 Oct 2017