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Romania: EIB supports projects promoted by SMEs in agriculture with EUR 20 million loan – the first EIB transaction under EFSI in Romania

  •  Release date: 29/07/2016
The EIB is lending EUR 20 million to Agricover Credit IFN in order to finance smaller projects implemented by SMEs in the agricultural sector. This is the first EIB transaction in Romania benefitting from the support of the EU budget guarantee under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the financing component of the Investment Plan for Europe (IPE). 

Investment Plan for Europe: EIB participates in SUSI Renewable Energy Fund II

  •  Release date: 28/07/2016
The EIB has signed a subscription agreement with Sustainable Sàrl, a subsidiary of SUSI Partners AG (SUSI), putting into effect the EIB’s investment commitment of up to 62 million euro in the SUSI Renewable Energy Fund II (SUSI RE II). The Investment is guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments.

Poland: EIB supports upgrading of municipal infrastructure in Zielona Góra

  •  Release date: 27/07/2016
The EIB is lending PLN 250 million (some EUR 59 million) to finance municipal infrastructure projects in the city of Zielona Góra located in the Lubuskie region in western Poland. 

Spain: EIB and Castilla y León Regional Government sign a EUR 130m loan to drive economic growth, competitiveness and jobs in the region

  •  Release date: 26/07/2016
Minister of the Economy and Finance Pilar del Olmo and EIB Vice-President Román Escolano today signed a EUR 130m loan at a ceremony in Valladolid. The loan will drive the implementation of measures to promote economic growth, competitiveness and jobs under three EU programmes covering the 2014-2020 period: the European Regional Development Fund Operational Programme, the European Social Fund and the Rural Development Programme. These resources will be used both to invest in strategic sectors and to finance businesses within the region in order to strengthen production through innovation and internationalisation.

Private sector is key driver for growth in the Middle East and North Africa

  •  Release date: 25/07/2016
The private sector can be an important driver for growth and rising prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) if effective policies are put in place to address key challenges across the region, according to a report from three leading international development and financial institutions.

Rwandan companies to benefit from new RWF 48 billion lending programme

  •  Release date: 25/07/2016
The EIB has agreed to support a new lending initiative by Bank of Kigali to back private sector investment across Rwanda. The EIB will provide EUR 28 million (RWF 24 billion) alongside EUR 28 million being provided by Bank of Kigali for the nationwide programme. 

EIB approves EUR 9.4 billion new loans, including EUR 2.8 billion under Investment Plan for Europe

  •  Release date: 19/07/2016
The Board of Directors of the EIB, representing the bank’s 28 EU member state shareholders, as well as the European Commission, today approved EUR 9.4 billion of new financing for 56 projects across Europe and around the world.

Greece: EIB agrees EUR 40m lending programme with Pancretan Cooperative Bank to focus on youth unemployment

  •  Release date: 19/07/2016
The EIB has agreed to provide EUR 40 million to support new small business lending by the Pancretan Cooperative Bank that focuses on creating jobs for unemployed young people.

Hungary: EIB supports improvements on key railway infrastructure

  •  Release date: 19/07/2016
The EIB is lending EUR 40 million to Hungary’s Railway Company GySEV (Gyor-Sopron-Ebenfurti Vasut Zrt) to finance the purchase of new rolling stock and introduce safety improvements. This will help to provide higher quality railway services on the Austrian-Hungarian cross-border railway network along the strategic trans-European transport corridor. 

United Kingdom: Hyperoptic to expand 1Gbps network with GBP 21 million backing from EIB

  •  Release date: 19/07/2016
The EIB has agreed to provide GBP 21 million for investment by Hyperoptic to provide 1 Gbps fibre broadband to more than a half-a-million homes in cities across the UK.

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