News and media

News and media



When ‘low-energy’ is not an insult

  •  Release date: 16/02/2018
Energy-efficient takes a lot of innovation. Which in turn requires money and, well, energy. For SMEs energy-efficiency finance is particularly hard to get. Which is where the EIB can help.

Fitness in the cloud: EGym wants the masses to start working out

  •  Release date: 14/02/2018
EGym’s advanced digital strength machines, software and apps pull the gym experience out of the 1970s and into the future

Podcast: Can you store wealth in virtual cats?

  •  Release date: 12/02/2018
Why are virtual currencies so volatile, and what can you do with them?


Germany: Investment Plan for Europe - EUR 250m loan for motorway project “A10/A24”

  •  Release date: 16/02/2018
The EIB will provide a loan of EUR 250 million for the construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the A10/A24 motorway in the German State Brandenburg. In particular the project comprises the widening from 4 to 6 lanes of a 29.6km section of the A10 between Havelland and Pankow as well as the reconstruction of a 29.2km section of the four lane A24 between Neuruppin and Kremmen. The project furthermore entails the maintenance and operation of an additional 5.4km section of existing road connecting the two motorways. The EIB loan was made possible by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). EFSI is the main pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe (IPE), under which the EIB Group and the European Commission are working together as strategic partners to boost the competitiveness of the European economy.

Sweden: EU to support Northvolt’s European battery project with InnovFin backing

  •  Release date: 12/02/2018
The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a loan request from Northvolt AB. The financing, a facility of up to EUR 52.5 million, is projected to be supported by InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators’s Energy Demonstration Projects facility, with the financial backing of the European Union under Horizon 2020 Financial Instruments.

3.7 billion euros to tackle migration and build resilience in Europe’s Neighbourhood - EU Bank welcomes European Parliament vote

  •  Release date: 08/02/2018
Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB welcomed the vote by the European Parliament which will provide further finance for investments in Europe’s Southern and Eastern neighbourhoods.