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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.

Italy: EIB lends EUR 250m to FCA for R&D projects

  •  Release date: 02/12/2016
The EIB and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (“FCA”) announced today that they have finalized a EUR 250 million loan for research and development (“R&D”) projects implemented by FCA. The three-year loan will support the automobile manufacturing group’s activities in its R&D centres in Italy and will consolidate the EU bank's collaboration with FCA, which has resulted in EUR 2.4bn worth of financing operations since 2009.

Poland: Investment Plan for Europe: EIB finances Maspex’s innovative food logistics and production

  •  Release date: 02/12/2016
The EIB has extended a EUR 60m (around PLN 267m) loan to finance the expansion and modernisation of the production and storage facilities of Polish company Maspex Group, one of the largest food companies in Central and Eastern Europe. Part of the EIB financing (EUR 30m) is coming from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), at the heart of the European Commission’s Investment Plan for Europe.

Ireland: Treatment of rare skin disorder by Amryt gets EUR 20m backing from EIB’s first ever pharma loan

  •  Release date: 02/12/2016
Sufferers of rare skin disorders will benefit from new treatment being developed by Amryt Pharma to be supported by the EIB’s first direct backing for pharmaceutical investment by an Irish company. The agreement for the new EUR 20 million loan was formally agreed at the European Investment Bank’s Luxembourg headquarters by Joe Wiley, Chief Executive Officer of Amryt and Andrew McDowell, EIB Vice President.

EIB and European Commission present Cleaner Transport Facility

  •  Release date: 01/12/2016
At the TTE Council Meetings in Brussels today, Vice-President of the EIB Pim van Ballekom together with EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc presented a new “Cleaner Transport Facility” (CTF), aimed at financing the decarbonisation of the transport sector in Europe. 

Sweden and Denmark: EU support for cutting-edge ESS research infrastructure

  •  Release date: 29/11/2016
The EIB has signed a EUR 100 million (SEK 985 million) credit facility with the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden. The loan was extended under the “InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators” programme with the financial backing of the European Union under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding and support programme which also acts as a possible first loss piece. Apart from providing financing, the EIB’s InnovFin Advisory Service also provided technical assistance to advise ESS on the financial structure enabling access to external funding in support of the construction.

Tunisia 2020: The EIB announces EUR 2.5bn of exceptional support for Tunisia

  •  Release date: 29/11/2016
At the international “Tunisia 2020” conference, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Werner Hoyer announced that Tunisia would receive up to EUR 2.5bn of support by 2020. The objective is to promote inclusive and sustainable growth, the main source of jobs for young people.

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