News and media

News and media



Podcast: Bioeconomy and circular economy

  •  Release date: 11/12/2017
Hidden in the manufacturing process bioeconomy uses resources better, while circular economy uses them again and again

Too small to impact climate? Take it from the hedgehog.

  •  Release date: 08/12/2017
This week on our start-up cartoon, the energy-saving spotlight is on climate

Africa impact investing: How to help employment in Ethiopia

  •  Release date: 07/12/2017
Ethiopia cut poverty under a state-driven development model. But to cut persistent unemployment, it needs to increase private investment and help small businesses access finance.


Ukraine: EIB supports extension and upgrade of Kharkiv Metro

  •  Release date: 11/12/2017
The EIB is lending EUR 160m to finance improvements to the public transport system in Ukraine’s second largest city. EIB funds will support the extension of the Kharkiv metro network to a residential area with a high population density, making it more attractive for commuters. 

Poland: EIB supports key technological investments in copper industry

  •  Release date: 11/12/2017
A more efficient industry in Poland and Europe, with state-of-the-art technologies and reduced environmental impact  – this is the aim of a modernization plan undertaken by KGHM Polska Miedz (KGHM), a Polish blue-chip company and the sixth largest world copper producer, which the EIB is spearheading with a PLN 900m loan (ca. EUR 212m). 

Egypt: EIB and Banque Misr provide EUR 250 million to finance SMEs

  •  Release date: 11/12/2017
The EIB signed a financing agreement of EUR 250 million with Banque Misr to finance investments by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and midcaps in the manufacturing and services sectors to improve their competitiveness in Egypt. The financing agreement is expected to sustain thousands of jobs in Egyptian enterprises.