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EU launches Investment Plan for growth and jobs

The EIB has a pivotal role to play in Europe’s recovery and growth. The European Commission has proposed to partner up with the EIB to create a new “European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI)” to help bridge Europe’s investment gap and enable project promoters to attract private finance for strategic projects to fuel growth and jobs for a competitive Europe.

EIB provides co-financing with EU grants in support of priority infrastructure investments in Bulgaria

The EIB is lending EUR 500m to the Republic of Bulgaria to co-finance priority transport and climate projects supported by EU funds during the 2014 – 2020 Programming Period. The EIB loan will accelerate the absorption of EU grants for the benefit of the national economy, strengthening its competitiveness and fostering economic growth and employment.


First EIB loan under InnovFin in Greece

The EIB has signed a EUR 25m loan agreement with Pharmathen S.A, one of Greece’s main generic drug manufacturers. This is the first EIB transaction in Greece under the “InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators” initiative. The loan will finance the development and production of high-quality pharmaceutical products geared mainly towards export markets.


EIB INFO n°155 - Joining forces to mobilise climate finance

Whether it’s wind energy in Africa, solar module innovation in Germany, energy-efficient housing in the UK or sustainable transport between Norway and Denmark, or our record-breaking green bonds and involvement in climate funds around the world: the EIB is doing its bit to help scale-up different forms of financial support to facilitate the urgently needed transition to a low-emission and climate-resilient economy, as this edition of the EIB INFO seeks to show.

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