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Mali : lancement des travaux de la station d’eau potable de Kabala

  •  Release date: 27/05/2016
Ce vendredi 27 mai 2016 a eu lieu la cérémonie de lancement officiel des travaux de la composante « Production » du projet d’alimentation en eau potable de la ville de Bamako à partir de la localité de Kabala, communément appelé « Projet Kabala », composante cofinancée par la BEI, l’Union Européenne et la France à travers l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD).

Georgia: EIB continues to support SMEs and midcaps

  •  Release date: 27/05/2016
The EIB is lending EUR 22.5 million – the first tranche of an approved loan of EUR 45 million – to JSC Bank Republic to finance SMEs and midcaps engaged in trade and commerce in Georgia.   

EIB President’s visit to China to strengthen partnership and increase climate engagement

  •  Release date: 26/05/2016
Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB, the world’s largest internationally owned public bank, will this week lead a high-level delegation on an official visit to China. This represents the first visit to China by a President of Europe’s long-term lending institution since 2007 and will provide an opportunity to strengthen cooperation between the European Investment Bank and Chinese partners support for investment in China, Asia and Europe.

Sweden: EIB supports technical innovation at Flexenclosure

  •  Release date: 26/05/2016
The EIB has agreed a EUR 7.5 million financing deal with Flexenclosure, a specialist designer and manufacturer of intelligent power management systems and prefabricated modular data centres for the ICT industry.

Ireland: EIB’s first backing for Primary Health Care investment in Europe supports 14 schemes

  •  Release date: 25/05/2016
14 new Primary Care Centres are to be built across Ireland following agreement of a new EUR 70 million 25-year loan from the EIB. This represents the EIB’s first support for healthcare investment in Ireland and the first dedicated backing for Primary Health Care anywhere in Europe. The new PPP-based scheme will support the shift from hospital based healthcare to community based care closer to patients.

Finance Ministers welcome EIB progress in delivering investments for Europe

  •  Release date: 25/05/2016
European finance ministers today highlighted the importance of the Investment Plan for Europe in supporting economic growth, job creation and competitiveness across Europe. The ministers, meeting as the Governors of the EIB, welcomed the commitment of the EIB Group in delivering on the Investment Plan for Europe. So far the EIB Group, comprising the EIB and the EIF, has approved 249 transactions which are supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI). EFSI is a guarantee facility from EU budget, which is managed by the EIB as one of three pillars of the Investment Plan for Europe.

United Kingdom: GBP 525m European backing for Beatrice windfarm off Caithness coast

  •  Release date: 23/05/2016
The EIB has agreed to provide GBP 525 million for construction of the Beatrice windfarm to be built 14 km off the Caithness coast, near Wick in north-east Scotland. This represents the single largest support ever for investment in an offshore wind project by the EIB. This is also the first project in Scotland to be supported by the new European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe, intended to generate EUR 315 billion of new investment across Europe.

EU bank backing humanitarian efforts for refugees by building economic resilience

  •  Release date: 20/05/2016
The President of the EIB, Werner Hoyer, has called for international humanitarian efforts tackling the refugee crisis to be reinforced by action that helps countries and communities anticipate and respond to crises in a resilient manner. EIB President Werner Hoyer was speaking ahead of the first-ever UN World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Istanbul on 23 - 24 May, gathering world leaders, civil society, multilateral development banks and other key actors in the world of development and humanitarian aid.

EIB backs EUR 5.3 billion new loans - reinforces SME support and takes investment supported under the Investment Plan for Europe to EUR 100 billion

  •  Release date: 19/05/2016
The Board of Directors of the EIB today approved EUR 5.3 billion of new loans to support small business lending and finance new investment in schools, corporate research and development, water infrastructure, local transport schemes, and urban regeneration. EIB financing for 8 of the 26 projects is expected to be guaranteed by the EU budget guarantee under the Investment Plan for Europe.

United Kingdom: EIB visit to see benefit of GBP 2.25 billion United Utilities investment

  •  Release date: 17/05/2016
Jonathan Taylor, Vice President of the EIB, today visited Davyhulme, Manchester wastewater treatment works to see at first hand one of the crucial investment projects underway to improve United Utilities’ water and wastewater infrastructure in the north-west supported by the European Investment Bank. Over the last 12 years the European Investment Bank has provided GBP 2.25 billion to support investment by United Utilities that benefits customers and the environment, as well as local companies across the north-west.

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