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Georgia: EIB supports urban reconstruction and highway upgrading with EUR 150m

  •  Release date: 11/02/2016
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is extending two loans to Georgia to finance urban reconstruction and the improvement of critical infrastructure.

United Kingdom: GBP 100m investment in Newcastle University campus development

  •  Release date: 11/02/2016
Newcastle University is to benefit from a £100m loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) that will be used to fund a number of ambitious building projects both on campus and in the city.

United Kingdom: GBP 432m European backing for education and energy investment in the north-east and Yorkshire

  •  Release date: 11/02/2016
The European Investment Bank, Europe’s long-term lending institution, today confirmed significant support totalling GBP 432 million for new investment in education and energy schemes in the north-east and Yorkshire.  This includes GBP 100 million to underpin Newcastle University’s capital development programme, GBP 250 million for investment by Northern Powergrid and GBP 82 million to connect the Westernmost Rough windfarm to the national electricity network.

United Kingdom: Northern Powergrid regional energy investment gets GBP 250m EIB backing

  •  Release date: 11/02/2016
The European Investment Bank, Europe’s long-term lending institution, has agreed to provide GBP 250 million for investment over two years by Northern Powergrid to upgrade electricity distribution infrastructure and reinforce the electricity network to enable a smarter electricity network for 3.9 million homes and businesses in the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

EIB, the EU Bank, strengthens support for economic growth and competitiveness in Romania

  •  Release date: 09/02/2016
Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), will visit Romania later today to discuss the European Investment Bank’s engagement in the country and explore opportunities to provide greater support for long-term investment to accelerate economic development in Romania and improve the quality of life of the country’s citizens. In his first visit to the country since the new government took office in November 2015, EIB President Werner Hoyer will meet the Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos, and other senior politicians, government representatives and business leaders.

Spain: EIB and Bankia sign EUR 500 million agreement to finance SME projects

  •  Release date: 05/02/2016
The EIB and Bankia signed this morning a EUR 500 million loan contract designed to facilitate access to credit for SMEs and midcaps. Bankia will match the loan with a further EUR 500 million, meaning that a total of EUR 1 billion will be made available for financing Spanish businesses under this agreement.

France : la BEI et la Caisse des Dépôts financent l’Université de Lyon à hauteur de 230 M€

  •  Release date: 05/02/2016
Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-Président de la BEI et Odile Renaud-Basso, Directrice générale adjointe, directrice des Fonds d'épargne de la Caisse des Dépôts, annoncent leur financement conjoint d’un montant global de 230 M€ pour financer les travaux de réhabilitation énergétique de l’opération Lyon Cité Campus, en présence de Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Ministre de l'Éducation nationale, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, de Gérard Collomb, Président de la Métropole de Lyon, Jean-Paul Bret, Maire de Villeurbanne et Yannick Neuder, Vice-Président de la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes et M. Bouabdallah, Président de l’université de Lyon. 

Syrian refugee crisis: the EU’s bank calls for an ambitious response

  •  Release date: 04/02/2016
Today at the Supporting Syria & the Region London 2016 Conference, the President of the EIB Group Werner Hoyer will lay out how the EIB will support international efforts in Turkey, the Middle East and North African countries affected by the refugee crisis. Werner Hoyer will add that the activities of the EIB Group could be increased in partnership with donors and provided the right conditions to underpin loans with grants are in place. This would support the goals of the conference and international efforts to provide economic opportunities, jobs, and education in the region.   

Visit to Turkey of an official EIB delegation led by Vice-President Pim van Ballekom

  •  Release date: 04/02/2016
A top-level EIB Group delegation, led by EIB Vice-President Pim van Ballekom, is in Ankara today and tomorrow for talks with Turkish Government representatives. The discussions are intended to further strengthen and broaden the scope of EIB Group financing in Turkey.

Finland: record high support in 2015 and EUR 230m loan for Helsinki Airport expansion

  •  Release date: 04/02/2016
In 2015, the EIB fostered projects in Finland with loans totalling EUR 1.62bn – this is an all-time record high EIB commitment in Finland. Today, the EIB provided a EUR 230m loan to Finavia Corp., the Finnish airport operator, for the expansion of Helsinki Airport. This investment will enable the international hub to serve 20 million passengers by 2020. 

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