Safer roads, modern municipal facilities and better-insulated public buildings are part of a wide range of urban projects carried out in Radom, a city in central Poland roughly 100km south of Warsaw, which will benefit from a €42 million (180 million PLN) framework loan from the European Investment Bank.

The third and final tranche of the loan was signed at the European Economic Congress by Radom’s mayor, Radosław Witkowski, and EIB Vice-President Vazil Hudák.

Legnica, a historic Silesian city near the German and Czech borders in southern Poland, signed a €32 million loan in April – its first direct loan with the EU bank – to support investments in municipal infrastructure and urban revitalisation.

Around 25 cities in Poland have been supported by the EIB since 1990, including Katowice, the site of the most recent European Economic Congress. The city has received significant financial support from the EIB to the tune of €205 million direct loans over 20 years to help with its transition to a low-carbon economy.