Building a hidden investment state? The European Investment Bank, national development banks and European economic governance

  title={Building a hidden investment state? The European Investment Bank, national development banks and European economic governance},
  author={Daan Mertens and Matthias Thiemann},
  journal={Journal of European Public Policy},
  pages={23 - 43}
ABSTRACT The European Commission’s Investment Plan for Europe and the enduring economic crisis has brought state-owned development banks again to the fore of public and scholarly debate in Europe. This article proposes to place these banks’ activities and recent institutional co-operation in the context of European integration and assumes a historical perspective on European economic governance and development banking. Most importantly, it argues that the European Investment Bank has become a… Expand
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