The EIB has launched calls for tenders to appoint an execution design team and a construction project manager for its new building project located on the Kirchberg campus next to the buildings it currently occupies. The calls for tenders were published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 18 October within the framework of the European Union public procurement procedure.
The Spanish Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda, in conjunction with the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) and the EIB, has implemented a EUR 100m credit line for energy efficiency improvement projects in the hospitality sector and for small and medium-sized enterprises and large companies in the industrial and commercial sectors.
The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide EUR 100 million to finance construction of the new Amphia Hospital in Breda. Amphia is one of the most advanced clinical hospitals in the Netherlands and the new hospital will strengthen healthcare for the North Brabant province.
The EIB has approved more than EUR 13bn worth of financing and advisory services for Romania since it started its operations in the country 25 years ago. EIB Vice-President Andrew McDowell and Romania’s Prime Minister Mihai Tudose today commemorated the 25th anniversary of the approval of the first ever EIB operation in Romania and the 10th anniversary of the opening of the EIB Group Office in Bucharest, and discussed future cooperation between the EIB Group and Romania.
The board of the EIB approved a total of EUR 4.7 billion of new financing for 30 projects across Europe and around the world at its meeting in Luxembourg today, including EUR 530 million for natural disaster recovery in Italy.
The EIB has signed four loans totalling EUR 110m in Serbia with the Serbian banking and leasing subsidiaries of Intesa Sanpaolo and Société Générale. These loans will support projects by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and infrastructure schemes by local authorities. They are the initial tranches of a total of EUR 190m in credit lines already approved by the EIB to support the Serbian economy together with the two banking groups.
Today at the Paris InfraWeek event, the EIB and Société du Grand Paris announced a second financing agreement worth EUR 1bn for the financing of Line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express. This brings the EIB’s total support for the project so far to EUR 2bn given that an initial EUR 1bn contract was signed in 2016. The new finance contract was signed by EIB Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle and Chairman of the Executive Board of Société du Grand Paris, Philippe Yvin, in the presence of Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy and Finance.
Today in Washington D.C., at a key debate on how to improve the functioning of the Eurozone and Europe’s economy as a whole, EIB President Werner Hoyer stressed the importance of investment in infrastructure and for a particular focus on creating the right conditions for young and innovative firms to thrive in Europe. He also said that the possibility of a new future relationship between the European Stability Mechanism and the EIB should be given “serious thought”.