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United Kingdom: £184 million EIB backing for Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

  •  Release date: 22/02/2017
The British Business Bank has today launched its £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), aimed at boosting the North of England’s economy and helping the region’s businesses realise their growth potential. The EIB will provide £184 million for the new Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.
 

Apply for Social Innovation Tournament 2017!

  •  Release date: 22/02/2017
You have until 1 March 2017 to apply for the Social Innovation Tournament 2017. Organised by the EIB Institute, this initiative recognises and supports the best European social entrepreneurs.
 

EU bank financing of EUR 546m to Croatia in 2016

  •  Release date: 22/02/2017
The EIB granted new loans worth EUR 530m and the European Investment Fund (EIF – together with EIB forming the EIB Group) implemented operations in Croatia amounting to EUR 16m in 2016. The Bank continued to support projects in the country focused on reducing disparities in regional development, strengthening economic competitiveness and improving citizens’ living standards and quality of life. 
 

Spain biggest recipient of EIB Group financing in EU in 2016

  •  Release date: 21/02/2017
The EIB presented today in Madrid the results of its activity in Spain in 2016. EIB Group financing in Spain last year totalled EUR 11 540 million, the highest amount in the European Union. This EUR 11 540 million financed 112 projects in all sectors of the Spanish economy. A large part of this financing – EUR 8 106 million – was dedicated to providing credit on favourable terms to around 100 000 Spanish firms employing 1 200 000 people.
 

EIB Group supported Slovakia with EUR 918m in 2016

  •  Release date: 20/02/2017
The EIB provided new loans totalling to EUR 874m and the European Investment Fund (EIF – building together with EIB the EIB Group) executed operations in Slovakia amounting to EUR 44m. The bank focused mainly on support to projects contributing to the sustainable growth, creation of new employment opportunities and on co-financing priority investments receiving support from EU funds. 
 

Spain: EIB and Ibercaja will offer SMEs 150 million euros of funding

  •  Release date: 17/02/2017
The EIB has granted a loan of 150 million euros to Bank Ibercaja for funding investment projects and providing the working capital needed by SMEs and mid-cap Spanish companies (up to 3,000 employees). The agreement has been ratified today in Zaragoza in a signing ceremony involving the EIB’s Vice-President Román Escolano and Ibercaja’s CEO, Víctor Iglesias. 
 

Cyprus: EIB provides EUR 100 million support for SMEs and Midcaps through financing agreement with Bank of Cyprus

  •  Release date: 17/02/2017
The European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed a new EUR 100 million loan with the Bank of Cyprus to support investments by local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and Midcaps, bolstering growth and creating quality new jobs for young people. A State Guarantee agreement between the EIB and the Republic of Cyprus was also signed.
 

Greece: EIB signs EUR 50m loan to Pancretan Cooperative Bank to support business lending to SMEs and Midcaps, bolster youth employment

  •  Release date: 16/02/2017
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide EUR 50 million to support financing by Pancretan Cooperative Bank of eligible projects undertaken by small and medium sized enterprises and midcaps in Greece.
 

Greece: EIB signs EUR 50m loan with Pancretan Cooperative Bank to support business lending to SMEs and Midcaps, bolster youth employment

  •  Release date: 16/02/2017
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide EUR 50 million to support financing by Pancretan Cooperative Bank of eligible projects undertaken by small and medium sized enterprises and midcaps in Greece.
 

Slight increase in EIB Group financing in Sweden in 2016

  •  Release date: 16/02/2017
The European Investment Bank Group lent EUR 2.02 billion to projects in Sweden last year. Nearly EUR 1.7 billion of this came through lending operations of the European Investment Bank (EIB), with the remainder provided through guarantee transactions with Swedish intermediaries and investment into funds of funds by the European Investment Fund (EIF).
 

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