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BEI e Ibercaja ofrecerán a las PYMEs 150 millones de euros de financiación

  •  Release date: 17/02/2017
El Banco Europeo de Inversiones (BEI) ha otorgado a Ibercaja Banco  un préstamo de 150 millones de euros destinado a la financiación de proyectos de inversión y de las necesidades de circulante de pymes y empresas españolas de mediana capitalización (hasta 3.000 empleados). El acuerdo ha sido ratificado hoy en Zaragoza en un acto de firma en el que han participado el Vicepresidente del BEI, Román Escolano, y el CEO de Ibercaja, Víctor Iglesias. 

EIB provides EUR 100 million support for Cyprus SMEs and Midcaps through financing agreement with Bank of Cyprus

  •  Release date: 17/02/2017
The European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed a new EUR 100 million loan with the Bank of Cyprus to support investments by local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and Midcaps, bolstering growth and creating quality new jobs for young people. A State Guarantee agreement between the EIB and the Republic of Cyprus was also signed.

EIB signs EUR 50m loan with Pancretan Cooperative Bank to support business lending to Greek SMEs and Midcaps, bolster youth employment

  •  Release date: 16/02/2017
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide EUR 50 million to support financing by Pancretan Cooperative Bank of eligible projects undertaken by small and medium sized enterprises and midcaps in Greece.

Slight increase in EIB Group financing in Sweden in 2016

  •  Release date: 16/02/2017
The European Investment Bank Group lent EUR 2.02 billion to projects in Sweden last year. Nearly EUR 1.7 billion of this came through lending operations of the European Investment Bank (EIB), with the remainder provided through guarantee transactions with Swedish intermediaries and investment into funds of funds by the European Investment Fund (EIF).

Investment Plan for Europe: SEK 900 million for investment in local infrastructure

  •  Release date: 16/02/2017
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a SEK 900 million agreement to support investment in local infrastructure in the Nordic countries through the “Infranode I” investment platform. The agreement was made possible by the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), central pillar of the European Commission's Investment Plan for Europe.

EIB signs a eur 50m “Juncker Plan” loan with the municipality of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, and Guaguas for new bus rapid transit infrastructure

  •  Release date: 15/02/2017
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, will have a new bus rapid transit system (known locally as MetroGuagua), making it possible to improve public transport in the city with the financial support of the European Investment Bank (EIB). EIB Vice-President Román Escolano, Mayor of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Augusto Hidalgo, councillor for mobility and chairman of the board of directors of Guaguas Municipales S.A. José Eduardo Ramírez, and CEO of Guaguas Municipales S.A. Miguel Ángel Rodríguez today signed a EUR 50m loan with an Investment Plan for Europe guarantee. This means that work on the high-capacity line can begin over the next quarter, with the aim of building 11.7 km of roadway dedicated to bus transport.

United Kingdom: Sovereign secures European investment for new homes

  •  Release date: 14/02/2017
Sovereign has signed a GBP 150m funding deal with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support its plans to build 4 500 new homes over the next three years.

Poland: Contributing to social inclusion in Poland: EIB finances 1 300 affordable housing units in Poznań under Investment Plan for Europe

  •  Release date: 13/02/2017
The European Investment Bank (EIB) lent PLN 147m (some EUR 34m) to a Polish municipal housing company, Poznańskie Towarzystwo Budownictwa Społecznego Sp. z o.o. (PTBS), for the construction of approximately 1 300 affordable housing units with ancillary infrastructure in Poznań. Combatting social exclusion, this EIB financing operation is guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), a central element of the European Commission’s Investment Plan for Europe.  

Belgium: EIB invests a further 100 million euros in water purification in Flanders

  •  Release date: 13/02/2017
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Flemish wastewater purification company Aquafin have signed the uptake of a first tranche of 100 million euros as part of a new 200 million euro loan agreement. This is the first part of the tenth financing agreement since the formation of Aquafin in 1990, and it confirms the trust that exists between the two parties. The loan will be used for further build-out and optimisation of the water purification infrastructure in Flanders.

France: First direct financing from the EU bank to Gironde Departmental Council

  •  Release date: 10/02/2017
On 10 February 2017, the Gironde Departmental Council and the European Investment Bank (EIB) – the EU bank – signed a EUR 70m financing agreement for the refurbishment and upgrading of collèges across the Department. The signing ceremony took place in Ambarès-et-Lagrave in one of the collèges (lower secondary schools) benefiting from this EU financing – Collège Claude Massé – and was attended by Gironde Departmental Council Chairman Jean-Luc Gleyze, EIB Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle and a number of local politicians. Those present visited the collège to mark the signing ceremony.

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