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France : la BEI, le FEI et le groupe Crédit Agricole soutiennent le développement des PME et ETI françaises

  •  Release date: 17/01/2018
Le groupe BEI, composé de la BEI et de sa filiale le FEI et le groupe Crédit Agricole se mobilisent pour soutenir les PME et ETI françaises avec plus d’1,1 milliard de financements nouveaux injectés dans l’économie grâce à deux opérations.

EU Bank commits support for new UN strategy and welcomes reform plans

  •  Release date: 13/01/2018
Werner Hoyer who heads the world‘s largest multilateral lender, is in New York this week for key discussions at the United Nations aimed at supporting international development efforts. Apart from senior representatives of UN agencies, the head of the EU Bank is meeting UN Secretary General António Guterres today to reaffirm the importance of multilateralism and give the EU Bank’s explicit support for the new UN strategy which underlines the importance of partnership with International Financial Institutions like the EIB.

Bulgarian Presidency begins with EIB loan of EUR 100 million under Juncker Plan for agri-pharma business Huvepharma

  •  Release date: 12/01/2018
The EIB loan guaranteed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) will create more than 200 jobs in rural areas and strengthen the agriculture sector in Bulgaria. The deal was signed in Sofia in the presence of Commission President Juncker and Prime Minister Borissov.

Spain: EIB and Bankia allocate EUR 800m to finance SME and midcap investments

  •  Release date: 09/01/2018
The EIB will provide financing for SME and midcap projects with a EUR 400m loan to Bankia. Under the agreement signed in Madrid, Bankia will match the loan with the same amount, meaning that a total of EUR 800m will be made available for financing Spanish businesses.

Germany: Investment Plan for Europe - EIB grants loan of EUR 40m to Indivumed

  •  Release date: 08/01/2018
The EIB will provide a loan of EUR 40m to Indivumed GmbH, a physician-led, integrated global oncology company providing high-content tumour data and an optimum quality biobank to third parties such as biopharmaceutical companies and research institutes. The financing was made possible by the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). 

Spain: EIB supports modernisation of electricity distribution facilities with EUR 500 million loan to Endesa

  •  Release date: 28/12/2017
The EIB is providing a EUR 500 million loan to Endesa to support the necessary investment to upgrade its distribution grid. The aim of the project, which will be implemented over the next two years, is to improve the quality and efficiency of Endesa’s electricity supply facilities, making them more environmentally friendly and sustainable, and expanding its network of connections to renewable energy sources. The loan agreement was signed in Madrid today by EIB Vice-President Román Escolano and Endesa’s CEO, José Bogas.

France: 100th Juncker Plan financing operation - EUR 70m for the development of the ENERGIES VIENNE Group

  •  Release date: 22/12/2017
EUR 70m is to be provided – in the 100th Juncker Plan financing operation in France – to SORÉGIES, SRD and SERGIES, which are part of the ENERGIES VIENNE Group, one of the biggest local energy distribution companies. 

France: EIB Group and IFCIC provide EUR 130m boost to support for French and European cultural and creative companies

  •  Release date: 22/12/2017
With the support of the European Union, the EIB Group (composed of the EIB and the EIF and the Institut pour le Financement du Cinéma et des Industries Culturelles (Cinema and Cultural Industry Financing Institute – IFCIC) have presented a new offer for cultural and creative companies in the presence of French Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen.

Italy: Agreement between the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance and the EIB: EUR 800 million to combat hydrogeological instability

  •  Release date: 22/12/2017
The EIB is supporting the Italian Government's efforts to prevent the damage caused by hydrogeological instability. The Ministry of Economy and Finance will receive EIB financing to the tune of EUR 800 million, of which the first tranche of EUR 400 million was made available today. This loan will support some 150 programmes to improve the country’s safety compliance under the authority of the Environment Ministry, which in the coming days will sign with the EIB the project agreement for monitoring the progress of operations under the Italian Government's “National Plan to Prevent and Combat Hydrogeological Risk”.

Italy: EIB lends EUR 200 million to Acquedotto pugliese under the Juncker Plan

  •  Release date: 22/12/2017
A EUR 200 million loan from the EIB for Acquedotto pugliese (AQP) was signed today in order to support the 2017-2022 investment programme of the largest integrated water services operator in Southern Italy.