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EIB in SME securitisation transaction with National Bank of Greece to help boost access of Greek SMEs and Midcaps to affordable financing

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Group has concluded an anchor investment in a major securitisation transaction executed by the National Bank of Greece. In total, the Group has committed EUR 250 million to help NBG restore access to funding for SMEs and Midcaps in Greece. This is a ground-breaking transaction which underlines the EU bank’s commitment to Greece and the Greek real economy. The transaction aims to enhance the access of Greek SMEs and Midcaps to affordable financing. It benefit…


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EIB provides financing to Adamo to extend high-speed fibre-optic broadband in Spain under the InnovFin programme

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a EUR 10m loan with Spanish company Adamo Telecom Iberia to support the expansion of its “fibre-to-the-home” network in several Spanish regions. The project plans to bring this technology to up to 200 000 new homes – providing them with the fastest internet access possible – and has the support of “InnovFin MidCap Growth Finance” (MGF) for the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The EIB financing for Adamo will facilitate the cont…


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EIB and Caisse des dépôts provide EUR 150m in financing for Operation Campus in Strasbourg

President of the University of Strasbourg Michel Deneken, European Investment Bank (EIB) Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle and Caisse des dépôts Grand Est Regional Director Patrick François signed financing agreements totalling EUR 150m (EUR 90m from the EIB and EUR 60m from the Caisse des dépôts) as part of Operation Campus. “This financing illustrates the priority we are giving to training and youth employment,” said Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle during the signing ceremony. “By providing U…


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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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Péter Tárnoki-Zách, alternate member of the Board of Directors

By letter dated 23 September 2016, Hungary nominated, by common accord with the Republic of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic, Mr Péter TÁRNOKI-ZÁCH (Head of Department for International Finance, Ministry for National Economy) for appointment as an Alternate Member of the Board of Directors of the EIB to succeed Ms  Martina KOBILICOVÁ, who had tendered h…



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Hungary: EIB supports development of Central European University with EUR 25 million

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 25 million to Central European University (CEU) to upgrade its campus located in the historic centre of the Hungarian capital Budapest. The EIB loan will finance the University’s urban campus development project comprising the renovation and construction of approximately 39 000 m 2 of teaching, conference and research facilities. The project consolidates the University’s academic and administrative entities on a single and cohesive campus with…