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EIB backs high-speed mobile broadband services in Finland and Estonia

The EIB has signed a EUR 150m loan with the telecom operator Elisa for the upgrading and expansion of its mobile network in Finland and Estonia. The large-scale rollout of 4th generation Long-Term Evolution mobile networks will enable high-speed mobile broadband services to be provided to more people, particularly in rural and remote areas, strengthen transmission networks and improve the overall quality of service.


EIB supports Fabege’s construction of near-zero-energy-buildings

The EIB has provided a EUR 100m long-term loan to Swedish property company Fabege for the development of two large office buildings with a superior environmental performance. These will be located in Solna (Arenastaden), a former industrial area that is being transformed into a modern and sustainable district.


25 years of German unification

Germany is celebrating 25 years since unification on 3 October 1990. Since then, the Bank has invested some EUR 31 billion in the six federal states concerned. Take a look at some examples of EIB projects which have been instrumental in bringing economic growth and job opportunities to the former East Germany.


SME Initiative goes live in Spain: 40 000 Spanish SMEs to benefit from EUR 4bn of loans

The European Investment Fund and six Spanish banks have signed the first SME Initiative transactions in Europe, in the presence of the Secretary of State Marta Fernández Currás. The guarantee agreements signed today will allow the six banks to provide EUR 4 billion of new loans to 40,000 SMEs and start-ups in Spain over the next two years.

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