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EU bank opens regional office for Central Africa in Cameroon

  •  Release date: 20/10/2016
The EIB announced the opening of a representational office that will act as a hub for investment projects in the Central African region. 

Romania implements SME Initiative: EUR 580m for Romanian businesses

  •  Release date: 20/10/2016
The EIB Group (EIB and EIF) has concluded an agreement with the Government of Romania and the European Commission for the implementation of the SME Initiative in Romania, which will support Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs). It is expected that circa EUR 580 million of new SME financing will be provided under this Initiative.

Luxembourg and the EIB pioneering in the field of innovative climate finance to support high impact climate action projects

  •  Release date: 20/10/2016
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the EIB launch the Luxembourg-EIB Climate Finance Platform, aiming to mobilise investments for projects with a strong impact in the fight against climate change. The platform will contribute to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and is a tangible step towards compliance with both Luxembourg’s international commitments and the EIB’s Climate Strategy. It is the first time a Member State enters into such a partnership for innovative climate finance with the EIB and it establishes further Luxembourg as a green financial centre. 

Spain: EIB supports microcredits and Spanish SMEs with loans totalling EUR 330m to CaixaBank and MicroBank

  •  Release date: 20/10/2016
The EIB today signed two loans to facilitate financing for SMEs and support for microcredits in Spain. The funds totalling EUR 330m aim to promote economic growth, innovation and job creation, supporting small business people, self-employed young people and start-ups. 

Ecuador: EIB expects to provide USD 105 billion for sustainable urban development following Habitat III Quito conference

  •  Release date: 19/10/2016
The EIB today welcomed the New Urban Agenda and confirmed expected support for sustainable urban development totalling more than USD 105 billion over the next five years through new investment in sustainable transport, clean energy, water and smart cities. This follows agreement from the 28 European Union shareholders of the European Investment Bank to enhance the impact of urban lending and calls from European Ministers for the EIB to help implement the EU Urban Agenda.

Spain: EIB provides EUR 600m in financing to renew road transport fleets and agricultural vehicles

  •  Release date: 19/10/2016
This morning, the EIB confirmed the signing of several loans totalling EUR 600m to finance the renewal of road transport fleets and agricultural vehicles in the presence of the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Rafael Catalá Polo, and the Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Environment, Isabel García Tejerina. 

Ecuador: Habitat III: Multilateral Development Banks from around the world collaborate to support ‘New Urban Agenda’

  •  Release date: 19/10/2016
In support of the ‘New Urban Agenda’ adopted this week during the UN-sponsored global Habitat III conference, eight Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) are putting the Agenda’s words into action by issuing a “Joint Statement” expressing their commitment to promote equitable, sustainable, and productive urbanization and urban communities.

Cyprus: EIB provides funding to improve Nicosia’s drinking water supply and extends anti-flooding infrastructure financing

  •  Release date: 18/10/2016
The EIB signed today a EUR 40 million finance contract to improve drinking water supplies to the greater Nicosia region, along with an additional EUR 15 million of financing for anti-flooding infrastructure investments in Larnaca, reaffirming the EU bank’s commitment to Cyprus.

Ecuador: EIB confirms backing for sustainable urban transport during UN Habitat III Quito conference

  •  Release date: 18/10/2016
The EIB has confirmed support for new investment in sustainable urban transport essential for improving lives, strengthening economic growth and unlocking opportunities in cities around the world.

Ireland: EIB agrees record EUR 200m support for investment in 71 schools

  •  Release date: 17/10/2016
The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton TD, and the Vice-President of the EIB, Mr. Andrew Mc Dowell, today signed a long term loan agreement which will allow the Department of Education to draw down EUR 200m in European Investment Bank funding.

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