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The EU bank at a glance

The EIB in Africa: Driving the digital economy
On the eve of the G20 conference, EIB Africa Day focused on how the digital age is influencing Africa’s development. Discover how the EU bank creates opportunities for people and businesses in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

10 years of Green Bonds: Join the celebration
A decade ago, we pioneered the Green Bonds market by issuing the world’s first Climate Awareness Bond. Since then, these bonds have helped finance 160 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects around the world.

Podcast: A Dictionary of Finance
If you’re a student or a business owner or someone who wants to understand what politicians are talking about when they discuss the economy, listen to A Dictionary of Finance.

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Investment Plan for Europe at a glance

Investment Plan for Europe: Support for a thriving Spanish economy
Innovation and creativity remain strong features of the Spanish economy. With EUR 5 billion invested in companies in under-financed sectors around the country, the Investment Plan for Europe is helping Spanish companies create new jobs, grow and compete on global markets. 

Find out more about the latest results
The Investment Plan for Europe is delivering concrete results and encouraging a sustainable increase in investment, which has been low across Europe since the financial crisis.

Investing in forestry: Helping cash flow, but also violins and poetry
Trees grow every year, despite what the economy is doing, and that’s why they are such a great investment. The EIB has recently invested in an experienced forest investment manager, helping to realise the potential of the privately owned forest plantations.

EIF at a glance
  European Investment Fund at a glance  

First social finance transaction in Italy to provide EUR 50 million for social enterprises
This new guarantee agreement allows Banca Etica to provide a total of EUR 50 million to 330 social entrepreneurs over the next five years, to both Spanish and Italian businesses. Social enterprises can receive loans at a reduced interest rate, with lower collateral requirements.

Crowdlending: EIB Group and Lendix join to step up financing for French, Spanish and Italian businesses
A EUR 90 million transaction will be entirely dedicated to the financing and development of French, Spanish and Italian small and medium-sized enterprises, facilitating crowdlending for retail investors as well as business leaders and project promoters looking for finance.

Pioneering social impact bond scheme in Europe supports integration in Finland
The EIF will make an investment of EUR 10 million into a social impact bond scheme that will help 2 500 to 3 700 migrants and refugees integrate into the Finnish labour market by offering training and other help in finding jobs.

  upcoming events  
Investment and Investment Finance. The Spanish Case    Madrid   08 Sept
Boosting investments in the Mediterranean Region    Cairo   13 Sept
2017 Congress of Regions of France    Orléans   28 Sept
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