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News and media



Rebuilding Greece, one loan at a time

  •  Release date: 21/06/2017
Loans to thousands of projects in every region of Greece highlight the value of cooperation between national authorities and EU institutions like the European Investment Bank.

Investing in forestry: for the cash flow, but also the violins and the poetry

  •  Release date: 19/06/2017
The Sitka spruce is one of the largest species of evergreens in the world. It can grow to nearly 100 meters tall, at an astonishing pace of 1.5 meters per year, and have a trunk diameter of 5 meters. The largest one currently known has an estimated trunk volume of 337 cubic meters – surely enough to produce more than enough paper to print all the copies of Ulysses sold during James Joyce’s lifetime just from a single tree.

A revival for Slovakia’s fast-growing capital region

  •  Release date: 15/06/2017
Roads are rebuilt, schools upgraded and cultural centres modernised to fulfil a long-term vision for Bratislava


Spain: EIB and Iberdrola sign EUR 500 million loan for upgrading electricity grids

  •  Release date: 27/06/2017
Investment in installation of meters and expansion of smart grids in Aragón, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, the Valencia Region, Extremadura, La Rioja, Madrid, Murcia, Galicia, Asturias, Navarre and the Basque Country.

Poland: EIB backs growth strategy of furniture company Sits

  •  Release date: 27/06/2017
PLN 67m loan under Juncker Plan for Sit’s new production facility with the most innovative technologies available in the furniture industry

Spain: Juncker Plan: EIB supports Maier’s innovation strategy and expansion plan with EUR 25m

  •  Release date: 26/06/2017
The Biscay-based cooperative will make RDI investments at its MTC innovation centre to develop new activities, textures and colours.