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Czech Republic: EIB teams up with KB to battle youth unemployment, climate change

  •  Release date: 30/03/2017
The EIB is lending EUR 100m to Komerční Banka for projects implemented by small and medium-sized businesses supporting youth employment and climate action. 

EIB attends IDB annual meeting and shows its support for cooperation with Latin America

  •  Release date: 30/03/2017
The EIB will be present from today at the 2017 annual meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Paraguay, with the aim to continue working to strengthen European Union cooperation and collaboration with Latin America. The EIB Vice-President with responsibility for Latin America, Román Escolano, has travelled to Asunción to attend the meeting and to meet with economy, finance and development ministers from various Latin American countries, as well as representatives from several Latin American and international financial institutions. The EIB Vice-President is meeting with IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno today.

Italy: EIB and BPER Group - EUR 50m for energy efficiency

  •  Release date: 30/03/2017
The EIB and BPER Banca Group are providing EUR 50m for energy efficiency projects implemented by businesses of all sizes via an agreement, announced today, between the European Union and the Emilian banking group. This operation is the first project in Italy based on European Commission guarantees and assistance under the Private Finance For Energy Efficiency (PF4EE) EU instrument and the LIFE Programme, which is a joint initiative between the EIB and the Commission to increase the volume of loans to support energy efficiency investment. 

Europe prepares the ground for Research and Technology Organisations to get more and better access to finance

  •  Release date: 29/03/2017
Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) play a pivotal role in the European business landscape by bridging industry and academia and by adding value across the entire innovation value chain. However there is a need to optimise and complement RTOs’ traditional business model and funding strategies with new additional business models and funding strategies to allow them to successfully navigate through a changing funding landscape and make full use of existing business opportunities. This is the result of a study “Access to finance for Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) and their academic and industrial partners”, launched today in Munich. The study was prepared by Innovation Finance Advisory under the EIB Group's InnovFin Advisory Partnership with the European Commission.

EIB signs Kshs 10.45 billion support for East African entrepreneurs

  •  Release date: 29/03/2017
The EIB has signed two new credit lines for East-Africa this morning for a total of EUR 95 million (Kshs 10.45 billion) to be made available through Equity Bank and HFC Limited to support smaller local projects in Kenya, Tanzania, DRC and Uganda. 

Egypt: Strong EIB commitment in support of renewable energy: new EUR 115 million financing for a windfarm

  •  Release date: 28/03/2017
The EIB and the Arab Republic of Egypt signed today a loan agreement of EUR 115 million for financing a windfarm in the Gulf of Suez to further expand energy generation from renewable resources. The windfarm will contribute to meet growing electricity demand using sustainable wind energy.

Greece: EIB lends EUR 280 million to upgrade 14 regional airports

  •  Release date: 27/03/2017
The EIB has signed two loan agreements worth EUR 280 million in total with Fraport Greece to help finance upgrades to 14 regional Greek airports. The transaction benefits from the support of the EU budget guarantee under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the central pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe.

EIB delegation to make historic visit to Sri Lanka to explore new opportunities for future investment

  •  Release date: 27/03/2017
A high-level delegation from the EIB, the world’s largest international public bank, will make a three day official visit to Sri Lanka later this week at the start of a South Asia regional tour.

Kenya: EIB signs extensive support for energy and transport

  •  Release date: 27/03/2017
During an official visit to Kenya, the EIB has pledged new support for projects in the power and transport sectors. Also, at a press conference In Nairobi with Cabinet Secretary for the Treasury Henry K. Rotich, the signature of a connectivity project was announced. The EIB’s three-day programme will include a site visit to the Lake Turkana Wind Park, the largest windfarm in sub-Saharan Africa developed by the private sector, which the EIB helped finance in 2014. 

Netherlands: EIB supports high quality drinking water in Brabant

  •  Release date: 24/03/2017
The EIB and Brabant Water, the water utility for the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant, have signed a lending agreement for EUR 150m. The financing will support Brabant Water’s 2016-2021 investment programme.