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Spain: EIB and Bankoa Crédit Agricole join forces to provide EUR 150 million for SMEs

  •  Release date: 28/06/2017
The EIB and Bankoa are providing EUR 150 million to finance the investments of SMEs (firms with up to 250 employees) and midcaps (firms with up to 3,000 employees). Under an agreement signed by the two institutions, the EIB will grant Bankoa a EUR 75 million loan, which the Basque bank will match with a EUR 75 million contribution of its own. The agreement was signed in Donostia-San Sebastián today by EIB Vice-President Román Escolano and Bankoa’s CEO, Jesús Suárez. 
 

EIB Vice President to visit Ethiopia and announce largest ever engagement

  •  Release date: 28/06/2017
Later this week, from 29th to 30th June, Pim van Ballekom, Vice President of the EIB, will lead a high level delegation on his first visit to Ethiopia this year.
 

Greece: EIB activates new EUR 400m Trade Finance Facility to help boost international trade by Greek companies

  •  Release date: 28/06/2017
The EIB today activated a new EUR 400 million Trade and Export Finance guarantee facility for Greece. It will help small and medium sized Greek companies to export more, and to secure the imports they need for their growth.
 

Romania: EU bank supports expansion of Regina Maria private healthcare network

  •  Release date: 28/06/2017
The EIB is lending EUR 15 million to support the expansion of a leading private healthcare network in Romania. This agreement is backed by the guarantee of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).   
 

Poland: EIB backs growth strategy of furniture company Sits

  •  Release date: 27/06/2017
PLN 67m loan under Juncker Plan for Sit’s new production facility with the most innovative technologies available in the furniture industry
 

Spain: EIB and Iberdrola sign EUR 500 million loan for upgrading electricity grids

  •  Release date: 27/06/2017
Investment in installation of meters and expansion of smart grids in Aragón, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, the Valencia Region, Extremadura, La Rioja, Madrid, Murcia, Galicia, Asturias, Navarre and the Basque Country.
 

Earthquake in central Italy: EUR 1bn for families and businesses for reconstruction from the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) via the EIB and CDP

  •  Release date: 26/06/2017
Another EUR 1bn from the EIB to the MEF for the reconstruction of public buildings. Overall, EUR 5bn of funding raised by the EIB and CDP for reconstruction.  
 

Spain: Juncker Plan: EIB supports Maier’s innovation strategy and expansion plan with EUR 25m

  •  Release date: 26/06/2017
The Biscay-based cooperative will make RDI investments at its MTC innovation centre to develop new activities, textures and colours.
 

Dominican Republic: EIB and FUNDAPEC announce EUR 5 million microfinance loan for businesses

  •  Release date: 22/06/2017
The EIB has signed a loan agreement with Fundacion Apec de Crédito Educativo (FUNDAPEC), to boost access to finance primarily for students in the Dominican Republic. The EIB credit line will support up to 8,500 microloans in the Dominican Republic, providing access to credit to disadvantaged populations and students from low income households, which should represent at least 75% of the beneficiaries.
 

Spain: EIB provides EUR 110m in Juncker Plan financing for SENER to support its R&D programme

  •  Release date: 22/06/2017
The EIB loan will enable SENER to invest in new technologies and products in the renewable energy, space, infrastructure and transport, and marine engineering sectors.  
 

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