Tesco and WWF Join Forces to Reduce Ecological Footprint through Affordable and Healthy Food Choices

Today marks this year’s Earth Overshoot Day, when humanity’s demand for natural resources and services exceeds what Earth can regenerate within the year. This means that our way of living generates as much global demand on nature as if we lived on 1.7 planets[1]. Yet we only have this one. We all need to make […]

European Guarantee Fund well over half its €24.4 bn target in first 6 months

The EIB Group and contributing Member States have approved €16 billion in financing to date, equalling about two thirds of the total size of the European Guarantee Fund (EGF). The €24.4 billion fund, a key part of the EU recovery package to get the economy back on track, is expected to mobilise up to €200 […]

Payments statistics: 2020

Total number of non-cash payments in euro area increased by 3.7% to 101.6 billion and total value increased by 8.7% to €167.3 trillion Card payments accounted for 47% of total number of non-cash payments, while credit transfers accounted for 23% and direct debits accounted for 22% Number of payment cards issued increased by 6.5% to 609 million, representing around 1.8 payment cards per euro area […]