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EIB signs EUR 1 billion loan to Greece

  •  Release date: 27/08/2015
As part of exceptional measures in support of the Greek economic recovery, the EIB signed today a EUR 1 billion loan to Greece for the co-financing of projects which also receive funding from EU structural funds over the 2014-2020 period.

EU Bank intensifies activity in Western Balkan countries

  •  Release date: 27/08/2015
Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB, announced at the Western Balkans Summit in Vienna a number of projects which the EU Bank is ready to finance in the near future, including the “Rail Route 10” within Kosovo*. Further operations envisaged by the EU Bank include the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP-project), where EIB launched the initial appraisal. The TAP-project will help diversify gas supply to the European Union and provide an opportunity to develop the use of gas as source of energy in the Western Balkans.

EIB adds third benchmark to its EUR Green Bond curve

  •  Release date: 21/08/2015
EIB adds third benchmark to its EUR Green Bond curve

Bank deleveraging slowed down in Eastern Europe while capital outflows moderated

  •  Release date: 17/08/2015
Banks in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) reduced the pace of deleveraging in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the previous quarter, and the related capital outflows moderated. Credit growth continued to diverge across the CESEE region, according to the latest report from the Vienna Initiative Steering Committee.

Lithuania: EIB and Šiaulių agree funding for refurbishing Lithuanian homes

  •  Release date: 17/08/2015
Continuing a longstanding cooperation, AB Šiaulių bankas and the EIB have signed a EUR 68 million operational agreement under the Jessica II fund which will support the refurbishment and modernisation of around 350 multi-apartment buildings in Lithuania. In addition, Šiaulių bankas agreed to provide EUR 30 million of own funds for the refurbishment of a further 125 multi-apartment buildings.

Italy: EUR 133 million to Anas for road and tunnel safety

  •  Release date: 31/07/2015
An agreement for financing Anas's three-year plan to upgrade the Italian road network was signed today between the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Economics and Finance Ministry (MEF) at the Ministry's offices. The agreement was signed by the Director General of the Italian Treasury Vincenzo La Via and EIB Vice-President Dario Scannapieco in the presence of Anas CEO Gianni Armani. The loan amounts to EUR 133 million, the first tranche of total financing of EUR 300 million.

2015 EIB Prize for excellence in economic and social research awarded to Sir Anthony Atkinson and Benjamin Moll

  •  Release date: 29/07/2015
The Luxembourg-based European Investment Bank Institute honours two scholars for their research on the topic of this year’s prize: the Economics of Inequality and Economic Growth.

EIB submits SEC Form 18-K/A Amendment No. 4

  •  Release date: 28/07/2015
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has filed Amendment No. 4 to the 18-K report 2014 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Spain: EUR 500 million for SMEs and midcaps

  •  Release date: 24/07/2015
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Bankia have concluded a EUR 250 million loan aimed at facilitating access to funding for SMEs and midcaps. The agreement was signed today by EIB Vice-President Román Escolano, and Bankia’s CEO, José Ignacio Goirigolzarri.

Spain: EIB – Banco Santander and Santander Consumer Finance: EUR 1.2 billion for financing SMEs

  •  Release date: 23/07/2015
The EIB has granted a EUR 500 million loan to Banco Santander and a EUR 100 million loan Santander Consumer Finance (SCF) for financing the investment projects of SMEs and midcaps with the aim of fostering growth and job creation. The EIB loan to SCF will specifically be used to finance the commercial vehicle fleets of small and medium-sized businesses. Banco Santander and SCF will make an additional contribution of EUR 600 million, so that the total amount made available for financing SMEs will be EUR 1.2 billion.

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