Category Archives: Luxembourg

Press Releases & News from Luxembourg distributed via EuropaWire

EIB Boosts Bulgarian Economy with €291 Million Financing and Advisory Support

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Investment Fund (EIF) have forged agreements with Bulgarian partners, including Allianz Bank Bulgaria (ABB) and United Bulgarian Bank (UBB), to enhance the country’s economy and advance its transition to carbon neutrality. … Read the full press release

EIB and Hypo Vorarlberg Partner to Finance Energy-Efficient Housing Projects

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Hypo Vorarlberg have inked agreements to fund the construction of highly energy-efficient residential buildings. The deal comprises a synthetic securitisation transaction and a funding transaction, totaling €61 million. This initiative aims to … Read the full press release

EIB Provides €81 Million Loan for Nuremberg School’s Green Transition

(IN BRIEF) The Martin-Behaim-Gymnasium grammar school in Nuremberg is set to transition into a new, eco-friendly building thanks to an €81 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). This state-of-the-art facility, constructed with wood and equipped with solar panels, … Read the full press release

Boosting Grenada’s Healthcare: CDB and EIB Announce Major Funding Initiative

(IN BRIEF) Grenada’s healthcare infrastructure is set to undergo a significant transformation with a US$ 9,970,500 loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB). The project, launched in St. George’s, Grenada, aims to strengthen … Read the full press release

President Nadia Calviño Outlines Ambitious Strategy for EIB Group at Informal Ecofin Meeting

(IN BRIEF) During an informal Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) meeting in Ghent, President Nadia Calviño of the European Investment Bank (EIB) shared an ambitious vision for the institution’s future. Emphasizing the importance of supporting Europe’s leadership in the … Read the full press release

ETZ Hospital Secures €115 Million Financing for Modernization and Sustainability Drive

(IN BRIEF) ETZ hospital has finalized a €115 million financing deal with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and BNG Bank to support the modernization of its St. Elisabeth location in Tilburg. This funding will facilitate the construction of a new … Read the full press release

EIB Global Commits €11 Million Grant to Enhance Education Infrastructure in Montenegro

(IN BRIEF) EIB Global, the European Investment Bank’s financial arm for activities outside the EU, has allocated an €11 million grant for the Montenegro education program. The funding aims to modernize and equip 13 education facilities, including kindergartens, primary, vocational, … Read the full press release

EIF and BT Microfinantare IFN Expand InvestEU Microfinance Guarantee for Romanian Entrepreneurs

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) and BT Microfinantare IFN (BT Mic) have reinforced their commitment to the InvestEU Microfinance, Social and Skills Guarantee Product, aiming to provide financial support to 10,000 microenterprises across various sectors, including agriculture, in … Read the full press release

EIB Global Supports Vlašić Wind Farm with €36 Million Loan as Part of Green Transition in Bosnia and Herzegovina

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) Global has pledged €36 million for the construction of the Vlašić wind farm in Bosnia and Herzegovina, supplementing the €21 million EU grant. Expected to generate 115 GWh/year of electricity and displace 140,000 … Read the full press release

Korea Development Bank Returns to Luxembourg Stock Exchange with $3 Billion Bond Offering

Akzo Nobel N.V. issues €750 million bond on Luxembourg Stock Exchange

(IN BRIEF) Korea Development Bank (KDB) made a significant return to the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) after 20 years with a dual-tranche bond offering totaling USD 3 billion. This move highlights the increasing collaboration between South Korean and European capital … Read the full press release

€160 Million Investment to Safeguard Crete’s Agricultural Heartland from Climate Risks

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) are jointly injecting €160 million into a transformative project aimed at fortifying Crete’s agricultural resilience against climate risks. The initiative, centered around the Platys agricultural … Read the full press release

EIB Injects €143 Million to Bolster Greek Research & Innovation; 2023 Annual Results Showcase Record Investment in Greece

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has pledged a substantial €143 million loan to boost the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI), fortifying research and development (R&D) initiatives across Greece’s public higher education institutions and research centers. This … Read the full press release

EIB Group Expands Baltic Presence with New Offices in Riga and Tallinn

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) Group has announced plans to establish local offices in Riga, Latvia, and Tallinn, Estonia, aiming to bolster its support for regional projects and investments. This move signifies a deeper commitment to the Latvian … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank Group Records Historic €2.91 Billion Financing for Swedish Projects in 2023

(IN BRIEF) In 2023, the European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) provided a record-breaking €2.91 billion in financing for 32 projects in Sweden. The majority of funding (76.7%) was allocated to climate action and environmental sustainability initiatives, with notable support … Read the full press release

Italy’s Motorway Network Set for Green Transformation with EIB’s €1.2 Billion Investment

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has allocated a €1.2 billion loan to Autostrade per l’Italia SpA (ASPI) for the modernization of approximately 3,000 kilometers of motorways in Italy. This investment, supported by the EIB’s Climate Bank Roadmap and … Read the full press release

NWB Bank and EIB Sign €400 Million Agreement to Boost Dutch Water Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) The Nederlandse Waterschapsbank (NWB Bank) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have joined forces in a €400 million loan agreement aimed at enhancing flood protection and water quality in the Netherlands. Under this partnership, NWB Bank will lend … Read the full press release

Sweco Leads Sustainable Südspidol Hospital Complex Project in Luxembourg

(IN BRIEF) Sweco, a leading technology consulting firm, will lead a consortium tasked with developing the new Südspidol hospital complex in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, scheduled for full operation by 2033. Partnering with Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch (CHEM), Sweco will oversee the … Read the full press release

EIB Boosts Croatia’s Sustainable Growth with Record Financing and Green Investments

(IN BRIEF) The EIB Group announces a robust year of activity in Croatia for 2023, committing €464 million in financing to support economic and social cohesion, green transition, and digital transformation. This brings the total investment in Croatia over the … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank Group Advisory Services to Address Affordable Housing Shortage in Czechia

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank Group’s Advisory Services, in collaboration with the Czech Ministries of Finance and Regional Development, is set to tackle the housing shortage affecting approximately 270,000 people in Czechia. The partnership aims to develop a strategic … Read the full press release

EIB Group Investment in Czechia Spurs Greener Infrastructure, Boosts Small Businesses, and Drives Innovation

(IN BRIEF) In 2023, the European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) made significant investments totaling €1.88 billion in the Czech Republic, focusing on initiatives to enhance regional development, economic resilience, and environmental sustainability. The largest loan, amounting to €985 million, … Read the full press release

InvestEU Programme and EIF Join Forces to Boost Social Enterprises and Creative Sector in Catalonia

(IN BRIEF) With support from the InvestEU programme, the European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Catalan Finance Institute (ICF) have entered into a capped portfolio guarantee agreement to leverage €64 million in financing for social enterprises and entities in the … Read the full press release

EIB Group and Deutsche Leasing Romania Forge €335 Million Agreement to Boost Small Business Financing and Climate Action

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) collaborates with Deutsche Leasing Romania IFN SA (DLRO) to finalize a synthetic securitization transaction worth €335 million, aimed at mitigating credit risk and enhancing lending capacity for DLRO, which in turn … Read the full press release

EIB Global’s €1.2 Billion Injection Energizes Western Balkans’ Future

(IN BRIEF) EIB Global, the financing arm of the European Investment Bank outside the EU, set a milestone by investing €1.2 billion in the Western Balkans in 2023, aiming to catalyze over €6 billion in new investments. The funds are … Read the full press release

EIB and Terna Seal €500 Million Deal for Tyrrhenian Link Renewable Energy Project

(IN BRIEF) During the EIB Forum in Luxembourg, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Terna signed a €500 million financing contract, marking the final tranche of the €1.9 billion financing for the Tyrrhenian Link project. This submarine electricity cable, spanning … Read the full press release

EIB and Sciences Po Renew Partnership for Sustainable Development and Climate Transition

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB), recognized as the EU’s climate bank, has reaffirmed its commitment to advancing sustainable finance and climate dialogue by renewing its support for the Sciences Po European Chair for Sustainable Development and Climate Transition. … Read the full press release

EU Private Sector Women Launch Network to Drive Climate Action

(IN BRIEF) In a proactive move towards advancing the green transition and fostering climate resilience, women leaders from the EU private sector have inaugurated the Women Climate Leaders Network, hosted by the European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group). With the … Read the full press release

EIB Commits €350 Million to Umicore for EV Battery Materials Innovation and Recycling

(IN BRIEF) In a significant move to bolster Europe’s electric vehicle (EV) battery industry, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has entered a €350 million financing agreement with Umicore to support research, development, and innovation (RDI) in rechargeable battery materials technologies. … Read the full press release

EIB and Kutxabank Partner to Boost Green Investment in Spain with €300 Million Agreement

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Kutxabank have inked a landmark covered bond purchase agreement totaling €300 million, facilitating Kutxabank to unlock up to €600 million for financing green projects in Spain, particularly focusing on energy-efficient construction. This … Read the full press release

EIB Group Forum Highlights European Resilience and Investment Priorities

(IN BRIEF) The second edition of the EIB Group Forum in Luxembourg convened senior policymakers, business leaders, academics, and civil society representatives to discuss EU policy priorities and challenges amidst global instability. EIB President Nadia Calviño emphasized the role of … Read the full press release

EIB Successfully Prices $4 Billion 10-Year Bond, Demonstrating Strong Investor Confidence

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has successfully priced its second USD benchmark of the year, issuing a new USD 4 billion 10-year Global Benchmark due February 13, 2034. The bond pays a semiannual coupon of 4.125% and has … Read the full press release

EIB Group Commits €359 Million to Support Slovenian Projects in 2023, Bolstering Infrastructure and Energy Sectors

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) has reported a successful year in 2023, allocating €359 million in new commitments to projects in Slovenia. These investments are aimed at boosting economic growth and preserving jobs in Slovenia and … Read the full press release

Sustainable Transportation Milestone: EIB Allocates €400 Million for Croatia’s Railways

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €400 million contract with Croatia’s Ministry of Finance to support the country’s railway infrastructure and rolling stock upgrade. Part of a €900 million commitment, this financing aims to promote sustainable … Read the full press release

EIB Grants €49 Million Loan to Transform Public Infrastructure in Croatia’s Split

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €49 million loan agreement with the City of Split to support its 2023-2027 multi-sector investment program aimed at revitalizing public infrastructure. This marks the EIB’s first flagship municipal operation in … Read the full press release

EIB Group’s Strong Growth in France: €12 Billion Investment Spurred by Climate Action, Innovation, and Sustainable Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) In 2023, the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group experienced robust growth in France, providing nearly €12 billion in long-term financing to the private sector and local and regional authorities. This included €10.6 billion from the EIB and €1.4 … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank Pours €1.26 Billion into Austria for Renewable Energy, Water Supply, and Housing Projects in 2023

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) Group in Austria has revealed its commitment to financing projects focused on renewable energies, water supply, and social housing in 2023, with a total investment of €1.26 billion. Despite an initial cautious approach … Read the full press release

RESA and EIB Sign €190 Million Loan Agreement to Advance Energy Transition

(IN BRIEF) RESA, an energy distribution network operator, has partnered with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to secure a €190 million loan agreement to support the first phase of its industrial plan for 2023-2026. The energy transition necessitates substantial investments … Read the full press release

EIB and TBC Bank Partner to Boost SME Financing in Georgia

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a guarantee agreement with TBC Bank, supported by the European Union, to provide favorable financing terms and reduced collateral requirements for the local private sector in Georgia. This partnership will enable … Read the full press release

EIF Signs €2 Billion Guarantee Agreements to Boost SMEs and Green Transition in Bulgaria

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF), a part of the European Investment Bank Group, has inked guarantee agreements with four Bulgarian banks, including Postbank (Eurobank Bulgaria), ProCredit Bank Bulgaria, UniCredit Bulbank, and United Bulgarian Bank, facilitating up to €2 … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank (EIB) Issues EUR 3 Billion 15-Year Bond Amid Strong Demand

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has successfully issued a new EUR 3 billion 15-year EARN bond, set to mature on February 15, 2039. The bond offers an annual coupon of 3% and was priced at 99.072%. With demand … Read the full press release

EIF Commits €60 Million to Future Energy Ventures Fund I for Sustainable Energy Innovation

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) is investing €60 million in Future Energy Ventures Fund I, a venture capital fund with a €250 million target size, managed by Future Energy Ventures (FEV). This investment is aimed at supporting early-stage … Read the full press release