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USD 81 billion mobilised in 2015 to tackle climate change - Joint MDB report

  •  Release date: 09/08/2016
Climate finance totalling USD 81 billion was mobilised for projects funded by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs), among them the European Investment Bank, in 2015. This included USD 25 billion of MDBs’ direct climate finance, combined with a further USD 56 billion from other investors.

Eastern Partnership Secondment Programme

  •  Release date: 04/08/2016
The EIB is launching its Eastern Partnership Secondment Programme for professionals from both the public and private sectors. The Programme is set up with support by the Eastern Partnership Trust Fund (EPTATF). The deadline for applications is midnight on 06 September 2016. Full details of the roles, and how to apply, can be found at:

Greece: Continued EIB support for youth employment in Greece with new EUR 40m lending programme with Piraeus Bank

  •  Release date: 01/08/2016
Agreement has been reached for the European Investment Bank to back a new small business lending initiative by Piraeus Bank that will target lending to support job creation for unemployed young people across Greece.

Portugal: EIB provides EUR 750 million loan to support priority investments

  •  Release date: 01/08/2016
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will invest EUR 750 million in Portugal to foster employment and to increase the competitiveness and internationalisation of the Portuguese economy. The loan will support the selected Operational Programmes defined under the agreement between Portugal and the EU to draw up the use of the European Structural Funds (Partnership Agreement 2014-2020). 

Romania: EIB supports projects promoted by SMEs in agriculture with EUR 15 million loan – the first EIB transaction under EFSI in Romania

  •  Release date: 29/07/2016
The EIB is lending EUR 15 million to Agricover Credit IFN in order to finance smaller projects implemented by SMEs in the agricultural sector. This is the first EIB transaction in Romania benefitting from the support of the EU budget guarantee under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the financing component of the Investment Plan for Europe (IPE). 

Investment Plan for Europe: EIB participates in SUSI Renewable Energy Fund II

  •  Release date: 28/07/2016
The EIB has signed a subscription agreement with Sustainable Sàrl, a subsidiary of SUSI Partners AG (SUSI), putting into effect the EIB’s investment commitment of up to 62 million euro in the SUSI Renewable Energy Fund II (SUSI RE II). The Investment is guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments.

Poland: EIB supports upgrading of municipal infrastructure in Zielona Góra

  •  Release date: 27/07/2016
The EIB is lending PLN 250 million (some EUR 59 million) to finance municipal infrastructure projects in the city of Zielona Góra located in the Lubuskie region in western Poland. 

Spain: EIB and Castilla y León Regional Government sign a EUR 130m loan to drive economic growth, competitiveness and jobs in the region

  •  Release date: 26/07/2016
Minister of the Economy and Finance Pilar del Olmo and EIB Vice-President Román Escolano today signed a EUR 130m loan at a ceremony in Valladolid. The loan will drive the implementation of measures to promote economic growth, competitiveness and jobs under three EU programmes covering the 2014-2020 period: the European Regional Development Fund Operational Programme, the European Social Fund and the Rural Development Programme. These resources will be used both to invest in strategic sectors and to finance businesses within the region in order to strengthen production through innovation and internationalisation.

Private sector is key driver for growth in the Middle East and North Africa

  •  Release date: 25/07/2016
The private sector can be an important driver for growth and rising prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) if effective policies are put in place to address key challenges across the region, according to a report from three leading international development and financial institutions.

Rwandan companies to benefit from new RWF 48 billion lending programme

  •  Release date: 25/07/2016
The EIB has agreed to support a new lending initiative by Bank of Kigali to back private sector investment across Rwanda. The EIB will provide EUR 28 million (RWF 24 billion) alongside EUR 28 million being provided by Bank of Kigali for the nationwide programme. 

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