The EIB lends many billions every year (€61 billion in 2011) and this amount will still increase by up to €60 billion in the coming years as a result of EU anti-crisis measures. But the battle of which interests prevail, which policy to follow or which investment to make is often fought here in Brussels. Counter Balance will take you on a tour that will provide you with insights into how various actors try to influence EIB investments and the EU policies, which eventually guide the bank.

We have produced a guide with four fictive stories of different kinds of lobbyists ready for you to download in English or in French.

We also organise actual guided tours for groups in the centre of Brussels. For more information you can contact us at