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Netherlands: EIB supports high quality drinking water in Brabant

  •  Release date: 24/03/2017
The EIB and Brabant Water, the water utility for the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant, have signed a lending agreement for EUR 150m. The financing will support Brabant Water’s 2016-2021 investment programme.  

China: New Development Bank and EIB discuss potential areas of cooperation in Shanghai

  •  Release date: 23/03/2017
The President of the New Development Bank Mr. K.V.Kamath and the Vice-President of EIB Mr. Jonathan Taylor had a meeting today at the NDB Transitional Office in Shanghai, China and discussed issues of mutual interest, including potential areas of cooperation at operational and institutional levels. NDB Vice-Presidents Mr. Paulo Nogueira Batista Jr., Mr. Vladimir Kazbekov, Mr. Xian Zhu and Mr. Leslie Maasdorp also took part in the meeting.

France : FEIS - lancement d’Eiffel Energy Transition, un fonds dédié au financement de la transition énergétique

  •  Release date: 23/03/2017
Eiffel Investment Group et la BEI annoncent le lancement du fonds Eiffel Energy Transition, avec le soutien de plusieurs investisseurs institutionnels de premier plan.

EIB to highlight benefits of sustainable investment to leaders of European companies in China

  •  Release date: 23/03/2017
Jonathan Taylor, Vice-President of the EIB will today highlight the importance and benefits of climate focused sustainable investment by companies during discussion with business leaders in Shanghai. The European Investment Bank is the world’s largest international public bank and one of the largest financiers of climate related investment worldwide.

EIB conference in Zagreb: Infrastructure for the Human Touch in Croatia and Slovenia and the Balkan Region

  •  Release date: 23/03/2017
Today, the EIB held a conference devoted to the development of social infrastructure in the health and education sectors. The event, hosted in Zagreb but with a regional impact, provided a valuable discussion platform to leading figures and experts from government bodies, academia, industry, and the civil society in health and education sectors with a special emphasis on infrastructure development and rehabilitation. 

Azerbaijan: EIB continues to support micro and SME sector through AccessBank

  •  Release date: 22/03/2017
The EIB has granted a EUR 20m senior loan to AccessBank to finance projects promoted by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Azerbaijan.

Italy: EIB-Confindustria: Agreement on financial instruments, innovation and the Juncker Plan

  •  Release date: 22/03/2017
At a ceremony today in Rome, the EIB and Confindustria signed a framework cooperation agreement to support the finance plans of Italian businesses of all sizes, via the distribution of instruments provided by the EIB, with a particular emphasis on the Juncker Plan and InnovFin. The three-year agreement, which aims to promote access to EIB financing from a wider range of medium-sized enterprises than in the past, was signed by Confindustria President Vincenzo Boccia and EIB Vice-President Dario Scannapieco.  

New People’s Bank of China and EIB initiative to strengthen green finance

  •  Release date: 22/03/2017
The People's Bank of China, the central bank of the People's Republic of China, and the EIB, the European Union’s long-term lending institution, today announced a joint initiative intended to combine policy and market best-practice and strengthen the framework for green investment.

The EIB and NAFIN strengthen cooperation in Mexico

  •  Release date: 22/03/2017
The EIB has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nacional Financiera (NAFIN), one of Mexico’s leading development banks, demonstrating the intention of both institutions to work more closely together to support economic development priorities in Mexico. The MoU provides a general framework to strengthen the cooperation and collaboration between the EIB and NAFIN in matters of common economic interest.

World Economic Forum, EIB urge EU Finance Ministers to make Inclusive Growth top priority

  •  Release date: 21/03/2017
The EIB and World Economic Forum have issued a call to action for social inclusion to be put at the heart of EU economic policy. It comes as a new joint White Paper by both organizations, with contributions from the think tank Bruegel, is launched to make the case for more private-public sector partnership to drive a more inclusive approach to growth in Europe.