Africa health: bridging the gap between rich and poor

Africa health: bridging the gap between rich and poor
Kibuga Karithi fulfils a vow to his dying wife and brings accessible healthcare to a Kenyan region. Read the blog

Empowering young African entrepreneurs

Empowering young African entrepreneurs
Boost Africa seeks to harness the continent’s potential and create opportunity on the ground. Discover how

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European support for cheaper and cleaner energy in Lithuania

The European Investment Bank has signed a EUR 190 million loan agreement with Lietuvos Energija for the construction of a new combined-heat-and-power plant in Vilnius. The project is expected to lower municipal waste landfilling, decrease energy prices and cut emissions. The loan is guaranteed under the Investment plan for Europe of the Juncker Commission.


EU support for cutting-edge research infrastructure

The European Investment Bank has signed a EUR 100 million credit facility with the European Spallation Source in Lund, Sweden. “The ESS’ unique, cutting-edge research capacity creates significant and exciting new opportunities in the fields of life sciences, energy and environmental technology, which are priority objectives of the EIB," said Jan Vapaavuori, EIB Vice-President.

Additional EUR 530m for school buildings in Italy

European Investment Bank funding for "La Buona Scuola", the Italian Government's programme for safety and modernisation in schools, will be increased by 50%. In addition to the EUR 940m already allocated in 2015, a further EUR 530m will be provided by virtue of a Memorandum of Understanding signed in Rome on 22 November.


EIB’s Economics Conference: Financing productivity growth

Bringing together more than 100 participants from the private sector, government and academia, the annual EIB Economics Conference discussed the problems faced by investment in Europe and the solutions to enhance our productivity and ability to compete in the global economy.




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