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France: L’Europe finance la ligne B du métro de Rennes

  •  Release date: 23/01/2015
Financer la ligne B du métro de Rennes afin d’offrir aux usagers une meilleure offre de transport, performante et durable, tel est l’objectif de l’accord de financement entre la Banque européenne d’investissement (BEI) et Rennes Métropole. Ce financement d’envergure d’un montant de 300 millions d’euros a été signé ce vendredi 23 janvier 2015 à Rennes par Emmanuel Couet, Président de Rennes Métropole et Philippe de Fontaine Vive, premier Vice-président de la Banque européenne d’investissement (BEI).

France: EIB supports Airbus Group's innovation programmes

  •  Release date: 23/01/2015
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Airbus Group have announced the signature of a € 500 million finance contract in support of Airbus Group's innovation and R&D programmes in Europe, of which € 400 million will go to research, development and innovation (RDI) activities in France.

Spain: EUR 450 million for renewal of road transport fleets

  •  Release date: 22/01/2015
The European Investment Bank (EIB) signed this morning with the Public Works Minister Ana Pastor, and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Environment, Isabel Garcia Tejerina, a number of loans totalling EUR 450 million for financing the renewal of road transport and tractor fleets.

Spain: EIB provides EUR 400 million for key investments in Galicia

  •  Release date: 21/01/2015
EIB Vice-President Román Escolano and Galicia’s Finance Minister, Elena Muñoz Fonteriz, signed today in Santiago de Compostela a EUR 400 million EIB loan to the Government of Galicia.

Sweden: EIB supports engineering research with EUR 300m loan to Atlas Copco

  •  Release date: 21/01/2015
The development of cleaner, safer and more efficient manufacturing, construction and mining equipment will be enhanced thanks to research, development and innovation at Atlas Copco, supported with financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB).

EU Investment Offensive: Commission and EIB launch new advisory service on financial instruments

  •  Release date: 19/01/2015
On 19 January, the European Commission, in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB), is launching fi-compass, a new advisory service on financial instruments for the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds). This service is part of the "one stop shop" advisory hub, to be launched as an important part of the EU Investment Plan. 

Slovakia : EIB helps to fight unemployment of young people in Slovakia

  •  Release date: 19/01/2015
The European Investment Bank (EIB) lends EUR 15 million to Slovenská záručná a rozvojová banka, a. s. (SZRB – Slovak Guarantee and Development Bank) to finance SMEs and Mid-Caps. One of the objectives of the loan is also the support of Youth Employment initiatives under EIB’s “Skills and Jobs – Investing for Youth” programme.

EIB submits SEC Form 18-K/A Amendment No. 3

  •  Release date: 15/01/2015
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has filed Amendment No. 3 to the 18-K report 2013 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Austria: Loan for infrastructure and SME projects in Lower Austria – EIB joins forces with Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ-Wien

  •  Release date: 14/01/2015
Small and medium-sized businesses in Vienna and Lower Austria will be the beneficiaries of finance provided on favourable terms by the European Investment Bank (EIB). The EU bank is making available EUR 100 million, which Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien AG (RLB NÖ-Wien), as the intermediary institution, will pass on to end borrowers. The two banks signed a first EUR 50 million instalment in Luxembourg today.

EIB President Hoyer: EIB Group welcomes establishment of EFSI

  •  Release date: 13/01/2015
The President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Werner Hoyer, welcomed the legislative proposal by the European Commission to set up the new European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), which will be jointly established by the Commission and the EIB Group. 

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