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Belgium: EIB and Belfius sign two new agreements to foster smart and sustainable investment and combat climate change

  •  Release date: 08/12/2016
The EIB and Belfius have signed two key agreements to encourage corporate investment aiming to improve energy efficiency in Belgium and help local authorities, inter-municipal utilities and non-profit organisations in education and healthcare to implement their smart and sustainable projects. These will be carried out in the energy, mobility, urban development, water, waste and e-government sectors and focus in particular on the circular economy and climate change.  

Estonia: EIB provides EUR 400m to support strategic investments

  •  Release date: 08/12/2016
The EIB and the Estonian Ministry of Finance have signed the second tranche – worth EUR 400 million – of the co-financing facility for Estonia to support investments in research and innovation, sustainable transport infrastructure, and promoting the development of SMEs. This loan from the Bank will help Estonia in the successful absorption of the EU structural funds over 2014 – 2020, the first EUR 200 million tranche of the facility was signed in December 2014.

Estonia: #InvestEU - European support for Tallinn Airport expansion

  •  Release date: 07/12/2016
The EIB has signed a EUR 30 million loan agreement with Tallinn Airport to finance expansion and modernisation works. The EIB loan is guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe.  

Netherlands: EIB and BNG Bank help public sector with low-cost investments

  •  Release date: 07/12/2016
The EIB and BNG Bank have signed a loan agreement of EUR 250 million in The Hague today. The loan comes after the earlier signature of a cooperation agreement in which both financial institutions vowed to share knowledge and experiences with the goal of stimulating public investment in the Netherlands. The EIB will provide EUR 250 million to BNG, who will on-lend this financing against low interest rates to local authorities, housing corporations and healthcare institutions. The scope is for projects with a maximum value of EUR 25 million. 

Italy: EIB backs Tuscany Region’s EUR 0.5 billion investment plan

  •  Release date: 06/12/2016
The Tuscany Region’s 5-year investment plan will be supported by the EIB. Overall, the European Union’s bank will finance 50% of the EUR 0.5 billion of works planned for the period 2016-2020 in the infrastructure and social housing construction sectors, so providing a total EUR 250 million worth of loans with long (25 years) maturities and favourable interest rates made possible by the EIB’s triple A fundraising.

Belgique : prêt historique de 600 millions à la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

  •  Release date: 06/12/2016
La BEI et la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (FWB) ont conclu un accord de prêt d'envergure historique pour la BEI en Belgique - 600 millions d'euros - pour financer le programme d’investissement de la FWB dans les secteurs de l’éducation, de la recherche, des sports et de la culture. MM. Rudy Demotte, Ministre-Président de la FWB, André Flahaut, Ministre du Budget et Pim van Ballekom, Vice-Président de la BEI ont signé une première tranche de 400 millions d’euros lors d'une cérémonie organisée le 6 décembre à l'école communale de Genval (Brabant wallon).

Bulgaria: EU supports SME and midcap projects through BDB – first EIB EFSI transaction in the Bulgarian public sector

  •  Release date: 05/12/2016
The EIB has provided a EUR 150m intermediated loan to the Bulgarian Development Bank AD to finance small and medium-scale projects promoted by SMEs and midcaps in Bulgaria. 

Romania: Investment Plan for Europe: European Investment Advisory Hub to provide advisory services to support the development of key projects in the health sector

  •  Release date: 05/12/2016
The EIB has signed an Advisory Services Agreement worth EUR 1.5m with the Ministry of Health of Romania to facilitate project preparation for the construction of three regional hospitals in Iasi, Cluj-Napoca and Craiova. 

Lithuania: European support for cheaper and cleaner heat and power

  •  Release date: 05/12/2016
The EIB has signed a EUR 190 million loan agreement with Lietuvos Energija for the greenfield construction of new combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant in Vilnius. The project is expected to lower municipal waste landfilling, decrease energy prices as well as cut emissions and improve the security of energy supply in the country. The EIB loan is guaranteed under the “Investment plan for Europe” of the Juncker Commission. 

Netherlands: EIB supports high-quality drinking water in province of Noord-Holland

  •  Release date: 02/12/2016
The EIB and PWN, the water utility for the Dutch province of Noord-Holland, have signed a lending agreement of EUR 100 million.

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