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Private sector is key driver for growth in the Middle East and North Africa

  •  Release date: 25/07/2016
The private sector can be an important driver for growth and rising prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) if effective policies are put in place to address key challenges across the region, according to a report from three leading international development and financial institutions.
 

Rwandan companies to benefit from new RWF 48 billion lending programme

  •  Release date: 25/07/2016
The EIB has agreed to support a new lending initiative by Bank of Kigali to back private sector investment across Rwanda. The EIB will provide EUR 28 million (RWF 24 billion) alongside EUR 28 million being provided by Bank of Kigali for the nationwide programme. 
 

EIB approves EUR 9.4 billion new loans, including EUR 2.8 billion under Investment Plan for Europe

  •  Release date: 19/07/2016
The Board of Directors of the EIB, representing the bank’s 28 EU member state shareholders, as well as the European Commission, today approved EUR 9.4 billion of new financing for 56 projects across Europe and around the world.
 

Greece: EIB agrees EUR 40m lending programme with Pancretan Cooperative Bank to focus on youth unemployment

  •  Release date: 19/07/2016
The EIB has agreed to provide EUR 40 million to support new small business lending by the Pancretan Cooperative Bank that focuses on creating jobs for unemployed young people.
 

Hungary: EIB supports improvements on key railway infrastructure

  •  Release date: 19/07/2016
The EIB is lending EUR 40 million to Hungary’s Railway Company GySEV (Gyor-Sopron-Ebenfurti Vasut Zrt) to finance the purchase of new rolling stock and introduce safety improvements. This will help to provide higher quality railway services on the Austrian-Hungarian cross-border railway network along the strategic trans-European transport corridor. 
 

United Kingdom: Hyperoptic to expand 1Gbps network with GBP 21 million backing from EIB

  •  Release date: 19/07/2016
The EIB has agreed to provide GBP 21 million for investment by Hyperoptic to provide 1 Gbps fibre broadband to more than a half-a-million homes in cities across the UK.
 

Germany: EIB and SaarLB sign EUR 100 million guarantee agreement

  •  Release date: 18/07/2016
The EIB and Landesbank Saar (SaarLB) have signed today in Luxembourg a EUR 100 million guarantee agreement giving SaarLB further scope to invest in the renewable energy sector. 
 

Slovenia: EIB increases its support for smaller infrastructure projects with EUR 50 million

  •  Release date: 18/07/2016
The EIB is granting a EUR 50 million credit line to SID Banka –Slovenia’s national promotional and development bank – to finance smaller projects of municipalities and public enterprises as well as SMEs and midcap companies in the areas of infrastructure, energy efficiency and the environment. EIB funds will also support schemes in the fields of transport, integrated territorial development, innovation and skills, climate change and economic and social cohesion. 
 

Greece: European backing to create new Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation to strengthen research

  •  Release date: 15/07/2016
The EIB has agreed to provide EUR 180 million to support the creation and first operations of the new Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (ELIDEK). This reflects the crucial need to harness Greek strengths in fundamental research and innovation and represents the first dedicated backing for fundamental research in Greece by Europe’s long-term lending institution.
 

Romania: EIB supports with EUR 360m project co-financing with EU Funds

  •  Release date: 15/07/2016
The EIB is lending EUR 360 million to Romania to finance the national contribution to growth-oriented investments during the 2014-2020 EU programming period under Operational Programmes targeting competitiveness, human capital and large-scale infrastructure. 
 

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