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EIB approves EUR 10bn new loans and launches EFSI initiative

Some EUR 10bn of financing for new investment across Europe and around the world was agreed for a total of 45 projects, including 5 schemes expected to come under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). EIB President Werner Hoyer, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Vice President Jyrki Katainen signed agreements on the formal establishment of EFSI and the European Investment Advisory Hub.

 

EIB Group’s first participation in investment fund in France dedicated to renewable energies

The day after the EIB Group and the European Commission signed an agreement to implement the Investment Plan for Europe, the EIB signed its first equity participation under the plan. A EUR 50m commitment to an investment fund managed by Omnes Capital and entirely dedicated to developing renewable energies: Capenergie 3.

 

EIB supports construction of expressways in Poland

The EIB is lending EUR 800m to Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego for the construction of the Warsaw bypass and an expressway in Western Poland. EUR 550m will be used to build several sections of the S5 expressway and EUR 250m will help construct the southern section of the Warsaw bypass.

 

Support for Spanish SMEs

The EIB has granted a EUR 500m loan to Banco Santander and a EUR 100m loan to Santander Consumer Finance (SCF) to support SMEs and midcaps, which are important drivers for growth and job creation. Banco Santander and SCF will make available another EUR 600m, bringing the total amount for SME finance to EUR 1.2bn.

 
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