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Mateja Vraničar Erman, new Governor for Slovenia

On 21 September 2016, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia appointed Ms Mateja Vraničar ERMAN as Minister of Finance. On 13 October 2016, following the decision by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, Ms ERMAN also became Gover…


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MEF-EIB agreement: EUR 1bn financing operation to improve the safety of RFI's rail network

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is supporting the Italian Government’s efforts to improve the safety of and modernise the domestic rail network managed by RFI (FS Group). The EUR 1bn finance contract was signed today between Italy’s Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) and the EIB. The loan will help finance works on the entire rail network of Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI), a company that at the same time has signed with the EIB the project agreement requiring RFI to draw up a detailed …


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EIB supports chemical industries in Senegal

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed in Dakar an agreement with Industries Chimiques du Sénégal (ICS) aimed at safeguarding and developing the activity of Senegal’s largest industrial complex. “This is an important agreement for Industries Chimiques du Sénégal”, said Isabelle Van Grunderbeeck, the EIB’s regional representative for West Africa, at the signing ceremony. This agreement will help develop the group’s business in Senegal and West Africa and will have a real impact on emplo…


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Investment Plan for Europe – EIB invests EUR 40m in Quaero European Infrastructure Fund

Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), and Sébastien Bourget, Managing Partner of Quaero Capital, announced in Strasbourg the EIB’s EUR 40m equity participation in Quaero European Infrastructure Fund. This investment is covered by the guarantee of the EU budget under the Investment Plan for Europe, more commonly known as the Juncker Plan. The participation of the EIB – a European benchmark financier – will be vital to enable Quaero European Infrastructure Fund…


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#InvestEU: European investments for safer air and sea travel

The European Union will support Danish aerospace manufacturer Terma with a EUR 28m loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The loan will be the first corporate transaction in Denmark to be guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), heart of the Investment Plan for Europe , in which the EIB is the European Commission’s strategic partner. The project entails research, development and innovation (RDI) investments for the development of high-tech products for civil…


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#InvestEU: European support for Copenhagen airport expansion

The European Union is supporting Copenhagen Airport (CPH) in its plans to reach a capacity of 40 million passengers a year with a EUR 168m (DKK 1.25bln) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The loan will be guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe , in which the EIB is the European Commission’s strategic partner. The project concerns the expansion of Copenhagen Airport to cater for future growth in air traffic an…


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Raiffeisen-Leasing completes EUR 440m securitisation transaction

“ROOF Leasing Austria S.A. Comp. 2016”
Collaboration with European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund
Raiffeisen Bank International AG as sole arranger
Competitive leasing finance for small and medium-sized enterprises
The EIB Group, consisting of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF), has supported a Raiffeisen-Leasing securitisation transaction of EUR 440m. EIB invested EUR 150m and ING Germany EUR 250m in the senior notes. The tranche b…


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Aprendices Visuales, BioCarbon Engineering, Silent Secret, and FitforKids winners of the Social Innovation Tournament 2016

Aprendices Visuales  (Visual Learners), from France/Spain, and BioCarbon Engineering from the UK have been awarded the first and second prizes in the fifth edition of the Social Innovation Tournament, a competition organised by the European Investment Bank Institute to reward and promote innovative initiatives with a social, ethical or environmental impact in the fight against social exclusion. This year’s edition took place on 20 October in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in cooperation with the Facult…



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EU supports employment and innovation in Portugal with a EUR 20 million EIB loan under the Investment Plan for Europe

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed today a EUR 20 million loan with Caixa Económica Montepio Geral to foster employment and start-ups in Portugal. The loan is guaranteed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments, the heart of the Juncker Commission’s Investment Plan for Europe. This loan is part of a total EUR 300 million EIB lending programme to support the Portuguese economy by providing finance to projects implemented by Portuguese SMEs and Mid-Caps that promote job creatio…