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Energy infrastructure across the UK to benefit from EIB’s largest ever single loan

The GBP 1.5bn (EUR 1.9bn) loan will be used for investment in a new transmission link between England and Scotland across the Irish Sea, critical power distribution across London and upgrading ageing electricity infrastructure across the country. This new support represents the largest ever single loan made by the EIB.


EIB and Government of Luxembourg sign new ACP microfinance agreement

The EIB signed a new microfinance agreement with the Government of Luxembourg to support microfinance institutions in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. EUR 3.6m in grant finance will be provided to support microfinance in ACP countries. The new agreement underscores the promotion of responsible microfinance as a powerful tool in financial inclusion and sustainable economic development.


First loan in Azerbaijan supports SMEs

The EIB is lending EUR 25m to projects promoted by SMEs in Azerbaijan. The first ever EIB loan in the country will be intermediated by AccessBank, Azerbaijan’s leading provider of finance to SMEs. The operation will support the development of the private sector, with the goal of contributing to job creation and an increase in living standards.


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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