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25 years of German unification

Germany is celebrating 25 years since unification on 3 October 1990. Since then, the Bank has invested some EUR 31 billion in the six federal states concerned. Take a look at some examples of EIB projects which have been instrumental in bringing economic growth and job opportunities to the former East Germany.


SME Initiative goes live in Spain: 40 000 Spanish SMEs to benefit from EUR 4bn of loans

The European Investment Fund and six Spanish banks have signed the first SME Initiative transactions in Europe, in the presence of the Secretary of State Marta Fernández Currás. The guarantee agreements signed today will allow the six banks to provide EUR 4 billion of new loans to 40,000 SMEs and start-ups in Spain over the next two years.


EIB promotes innovative solutions for Smart Cities at Urbantec Brasil 2015

President Hoyer spoke at the “Urbantec Brasil 2015 – Smart Solutions for Better Cities” conference in Rio de Janeiro of the importance of sharing new ideas, fostering public-private collaboration and exploring financing approaches to support clean, attractive and innovative cities. The EIB has financed smart cities worldwide to the tune of EUR 56bn in the past five years.

EIB fully committed to UN Sustainable Development Goals

EIB President Werner Hoyer told members of the UN General Assembly that to achieve the newly approved Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and take the necessary leap in financing from billions to trillions, we must shape a development policy that leverages private investment, strengthens the fabric of economies and societies alike, and brings prosperity everywhere.
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