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EIB Group rolls out the Investment Plan for Europe

The first projects earmarked under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) have been approved by the Boards of the EIB and the EIF. Under the EFSI initiative, expected to support EUR 315 billion of investment, the EIB Group will assume risks in projects to encourage greater private and public sector investment to stimulate economic growth in Europe.


EUR 115m support for RDI in Hungary

The EIB is lending HUF 34.5 million (EUR 115 million) to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) to finance its scientific research and the operation of its Library and Digital Information Centre. The project, which will focus on the production of new scientific knowledge, is of strategic importance for Hungary in terms of competitiveness and the creation of highly skilled job opportunities.


Sweden: EUR 160m under InnovFin to support Getinge’s developments in medical technology

The EIB has provided a EUR 160m loan to the global medical technology company Getinge AB to finance its R&D cycle for the development of safer and more efficient medical devices in the fields of cardiac surgery, cardiology, intensive care and emergency medicine. The InnovFin-backed project will be implemented at facilities in Germany, Sweden and France, supporting skilled employment opportunities for Europe.


Bristol, leading the way for sustainable and resilient cities

Bristol was recently awarded the title of European Green Capital 2015. The award recognises the city’s many initiatives over the years to protect the environment and improve people’s quality of life. The EIB, through the ELENA grant programme, is proud to have played a part in this process by supporting the city’s ambitious energy programme.
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