The EIB in Slovakia
EIB loans in Slovakia came to a total of EUR 874 million in 2016. Infrastructure projects claimed a 63% share of the total figure, with 28% invested in Slovakia’s SMEs and midcaps, and 9% benefitting environmental projects. Over the past five years (2012-2016) our lending in Slovakia has come to EUR 3.4 billion.
The total investment of the EIB Group (the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund) in Slovakia in 2016 was EUR 920 million.
The EIB is providing EUR 426 million to Zero Bypass Limited for the design, construction, operation and financing of approximately 27 km of the D4 motorway around Bratislava. The new road infrastructure will provide increased transport capacity to the Slovak capital and the neighbouring region, improving connectivity locally and internationally with enhanced safety and more reliable journey times.
One third of Slovaks under the age of 25 is unemployed. To stimulate job opportunities for the country's youth, the EU bank has joined forces with Slovak SZRB bank. Their objective? Finance SMEs and midcaps to support youth employment initiatives under EIB’s “Skills and Jobs – Investing for Youth” programme. SZRB is the first bank in Slovakia with which the EIB collaborates in its initiative to reduce youth unemployment in Europe.
How to receive EIB support in Slovakia:
- For large projects, contact us directly either at head office or at our Bratislava office.
- For smaller projects (generally less than EUR 25m) contact our local partners.