The first pilot projects under the new initiative for investment in EU rural areas, outlined at the recent fi-compass conference on financial instruments, are encouraged to get started before the end of the year, as talks with the first interested Member States are advancing.
Le Département de l’Eure et la Banque européenne d’investissement ont signé aujourd'hui une convention de financement à hauteur de 65 M€. Ce partenariat va permettre, à moindre coût et en toute sécurité, de financer une partie du plan pluriannuel (172.5M€) de reconstruction des collèges de l’Eure dans les prochaines années.
The European Investment Bank’s first permanent office in Ireland will be formally opened on Friday 9 December by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D.; Michael Noonan T.D., Minister for Finance and Governor of the European Investment Bank; Paschal Donohoe T.D. Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform; Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank; and Andrew McDowell, European Investment Bank Vice-President responsible for Ireland.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed a EUR 116m loan with El Corte Inglés at a ceremony in Madrid. This financing will help the Spanish company to implement its digital transformation project.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed three loan agreements in Georgia: EUR 250m to finance new construction and upgrading of priority roads, EUR 100m for the rehabilitation and upgrading of municipal infrastructure and a EUR 100m intermediated loan to implement the projects of SMEs and midcap companies in the horticulture and wine sectors. The loans are covered by the European Union's comprehensive guarantee.
The EIB and Belfius have signed two key agreements to encourage corporate investment aiming to improve energy efficiency in Belgium and help local authorities, inter-municipal utilities and non-profit organisations in education and healthcare to implement their smart and sustainable projects. These will be carried out in the energy, mobility, urban development, water, waste and e-government sectors and focus in particular on the circular economy and climate change.
The EIB and the Estonian Ministry of Finance have signed the second tranche – worth EUR 400 million – of the co-financing facility for Estonia to support investments in research and innovation, sustainable transport infrastructure, and promoting the development of SMEs. This loan from the Bank will help Estonia in the successful absorption of the EU structural funds over 2014 – 2020, the first EUR 200 million tranche of the facility was signed in December 2014.
The EIB has signed a EUR 30 million loan agreement with Tallinn Airport to finance expansion and modernisation works. The EIB loan is guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe.
The EIB and BNG Bank have signed a loan agreement of EUR 250 million in The Hague today. The loan comes after the earlier signature of a cooperation agreement in which both financial institutions vowed to share knowledge and experiences with the goal of stimulating public investment in the Netherlands. The EIB will provide EUR 250 million to BNG, who will on-lend this financing against low interest rates to local authorities, housing corporations and healthcare institutions. The scope is for projects with a maximum value of EUR 25 million.