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EIB establishes EUR 3bn green benchmark at negative yields

  •  Release date: 24/02/2015
CAB 2019 increased to benchmark statusOver EUR 19bn lent by EIB for climate action in 2014

EIB submits SEC Form 18-K/A Amendment No. 5

  •  Release date: 24/02/2015
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has filed Amendment No. 5 to the 18-K report 2013 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Deutschland: Innovative Leuchtmittel: EIB unterstützt OSRAM mit Forschungsdarlehen

  •  Release date: 24/02/2015
Die Europäische Investitionsbank (EIB) beteiligt sich an der Finanzierung von Forschung und Entwicklung (F&E) im Bereich optische Halbleiter. Dafür gewährt sie der OSRAM GmbH ein Darlehen über 200 Mio. Euro. Das Unternehmen entwickelt neue, energiesparende Komponenten, die herkömmliche Leuchtmittel ersetzen sollen. Der Darlehensvertrag wurde jetzt in München unterzeichnet.

Statement by EIB president Hoyer following press reports on the EIB group position on Greece

  •  Release date: 23/02/2015
Following press reports about the EIB Group’s position on Greece, EIB President Werner Hoyer issued the following statement:

European Investment Bank achieved lending targets ahead of schedule: EUR 77 billion in 2014

  •  Release date: 23/02/2015
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is delivering well ahead of schedule on commitments made to the EU Member States to mobilise EUR 180 billion of additional investment following a capital increase in 2013. “We will reach our goal of EUR 180 billion of additional investment across Europe during March 2015, around nine months earlier than anticipated”, said Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB, at a press conference in Brussels. In 2012 the EU Member States agreed to increase the EIB’s paid-in capital by EUR 10 billion, with the understanding that this would allow the EIB to increase its lending activity by 40 percent between 2012 and 2013 and maintain that level until 2015.

Ireland: EIB backs EUR 300 million social housing investment in Ireland

  •  Release date: 20/02/2015
A new initiative jointly backed by the Housing Finance Agency and the European Investment Bank is expected to support investment in 2,000 social housing units to be developed across Ireland over the next three years.  

Europe's Finance Ministers endorse EIB Group engagement in Juncker plan as EU Bank announces early delivery on lending targets

  •  Release date: 17/02/2015
Europe’s Finance Ministers have welcomed the proposal for the EIB to manage the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) which will support EUR 315 billion of new investment across Europe over the next three years. The extraordinary meeting of the EIB’s Board of Governors recognised the significant role of the EIB Group in supporting crucial investment during the crisis.

Ireland: EIB backing for EUR 150m Maynooth University campus expansion

  •  Release date: 17/02/2015
Maynooth University has announced a €150 million investment to develop academic, research and residence facilities as part of its Campus Master Plan. The investment is backed by new support from the European Investment Bank (EIB), which will provide €76 million for the scheme, alongside financing from University resources.

Italy: EUR 8m to Pramac for R&D projects

  •  Release date: 16/02/2015
The European Investment Bank has signed a EUR 8 m loan with PR Industrial S.r.l. (“Pramac”) in order to support the Italian company in its investments in Research, Development and Innovation in the field of hand-operated forklifts and gensets. Investments include also, partly, enhancing the testing facilities and the introduction of advanced manufacturing equipment in order to strengthen product reliability, carry out extensive testing and improving manufacturing efficiency.

New European support to address climate and biodiversity challenges

  •  Release date: 16/02/2015
Two new financial instruments that aim to encourage greater private sector involvement in schemes that contribute to the twin climate priorities of reducing energy use and conserving natural capital, especially biodiversity, in Europe will be later launched today.  The EIB and European Commission have joined forces to back investment through these two initiatives that support Europe’s contribution to achieving global energy, climate and environmental goals.

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