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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.  

China: New Development Bank and EIB discuss potential areas of cooperation in Shanghai

  •  Release date: 23/03/2017
The President of the New Development Bank Mr. K.V.Kamath and the Vice-President of EIB Mr. Jonathan Taylor had a meeting today at the NDB Transitional Office in Shanghai, China and discussed issues of mutual interest, including potential areas of cooperation at operational and institutional levels. NDB Vice-Presidents Mr. Paulo Nogueira Batista Jr., Mr. Vladimir Kazbekov, Mr. Xian Zhu and Mr. Leslie Maasdorp also took part in the meeting.

France : FEIS - lancement d’Eiffel Energy Transition, un fonds dédié au financement de la transition énergétique

  •  Release date: 23/03/2017
Eiffel Investment Group et la BEI annoncent le lancement du fonds Eiffel Energy Transition, avec le soutien de plusieurs investisseurs institutionnels de premier plan.

EIB to highlight benefits of sustainable investment to leaders of European companies in China

  •  Release date: 23/03/2017
Jonathan Taylor, Vice-President of the EIB will today highlight the importance and benefits of climate focused sustainable investment by companies during discussion with business leaders in Shanghai. The European Investment Bank is the world’s largest international public bank and one of the largest financiers of climate related investment worldwide.

EIB conference in Zagreb: Infrastructure for the Human Touch in Croatia and Slovenia and the Balkan Region

  •  Release date: 23/03/2017
Today, the EIB held a conference devoted to the development of social infrastructure in the health and education sectors. The event, hosted in Zagreb but with a regional impact, provided a valuable discussion platform to leading figures and experts from government bodies, academia, industry, and the civil society in health and education sectors with a special emphasis on infrastructure development and rehabilitation. 

Azerbaijan: EIB continues to support micro and SME sector through AccessBank

  •  Release date: 22/03/2017
The EIB has granted a EUR 20m senior loan to AccessBank to finance projects promoted by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Azerbaijan.