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Romania: EIB extends credit line to Banka Transilvania S.A. for SMEs, midcaps and municipalities

  •  Release date: 22/10/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has authorised a EUR 150 million loan to Banca Transilvania S.A. in support of projects to be promoted by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), midcap companies and public entities in the sectors of industry, services, agriculture and infrastructure in Romania.

Hungary: EIB supports SMEs and municipalities with EUR 100 million channelled through MFB

  •  Release date: 22/10/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided a loan of EUR 100 million to MFB Magyar Fejlesztési Bank Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság (MFB - Hungarian Development Bank) to finance small and medium-sized investments and infrastructure projects promoted by SMEs and public sector promoters in Hungary.

EIB board approves significant new SME, research and strategic infrastructure investment across Europe

  •  Release date: 22/10/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) strengthened its support for research and development, strategic and sustainable infrastructure, and lending to SMEs at a Board of Directors meeting yesterday. The Bank approved new lending to a range of significant projects across Europe and beyond.

Austria: City By-pass Zwettl: Financial close reached for central infrastructure project in Lower Austria

  •  Release date: 21/10/2014
Vice-President Molterer: EIB facilitates large PPP projectsThe Lower Austrian town of Zwettl will be considerably relieved of congestion and noise caused by car traffic. This will be due to the construction of about 10.6km of the city by-pass realised by a public private partnership (PPP). The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a EUR 29 million loan over a period of 27 years to the project. Financial close was reached today.

Spain: EIB and Bankia: EUR 400 million for SMEs

  •  Release date: 20/10/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Bankia today signed a EUR 200 million loan agreement designed to facilitate access to finance for SMEs and midcaps. Bankia will match the EIB loan with the same amount, meaning that a total of EUR 400 million will be made available to finance Spanish businesses.

The Netherlands: EIB provides additional EUR 150m for TenneT's Randstad grid project

  •  Release date: 20/10/2014
The European Investment Bank and TenneT have signed the latest contract for a EUR 150 million loan, part of a total EUR 450 million financing to TenneT Holding B.V.  agreed in 2011. The financing is provided by the EIB to support construction and operation of 'Randstad 380 kV'; a 83 km 380kV transmission connection in the western Netherlands.

Ukraine: EIB supports Agri-Food Sector in Ukraine with EUR 50 million

  •  Release date: 17/10/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 50 million to LLC FIRMA ASTARTA-KIEV, a leading Ukrainian agroindustrial producer.

French Polynesia: EIB and Banque de Tahiti confirm their partnership and continue to combine forces in support of SMEs in French Polynesia

  •  Release date: 15/10/2014
The EIB has granted two credit lines to Banque de Tahiti for financing in French Polynesia: EUR 8 million for small and medium-scale projects and EUR 6 million for small and micro-enterprises.

Poland: EIB supports construction of expressways in Poland with EUR 490m loan

  •  Release date: 15/10/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 490 million to Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) for the construction of new sections of the S8, S12 and S17 expressways in central Poland.

Austria: EIB finances expansion of wind power in Lower Austria

  •  Release date: 15/10/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a new EUR 85 million loan for the expansion of wind power in Lower Austria, showing that the EU bank remains strongly committed to promoting one of its key objectives – climate action and the development of renewable energy – in Austria. The EIB funds for the construction of wind farms will be channelled through the intermediary bank Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien AG (RLB NÖW). Together with the project promoter WindLandKraft GmbH, the two banks signed the loan agreement in Vienna today.

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