Category Archives: Luxembourg

Press Releases & News from Luxembourg distributed via EuropaWire

AFRY Leads Innovative Climate Resilience Study on Ischia, Presented by EIB

(IN BRIEF) AFRY, in collaboration with the European Investment Bank (EIB), spearheaded a pioneering climate resilience study focused on Ischia, Italy, addressing the island’s vulnerability to earthquakes and landslides exacerbated by climate change. The comprehensive report, unveiled at a press … Read the full press release

EIB Funds €435 Million to Stora Enso for Sustainable Packaging Transformation in Oulu

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) is extending a €435 million credit to Stora Enso to upgrade its Oulu manufacturing site for producing eco-friendly, fiber-based packaging for food and personal care products. This investment aims to reduce plastic reliance … Read the full press release

EIB and Poste Italiane Partner for €450 Million Investment to Enhance Digital and Sustainable Logistics

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Poste Italiane have signed a €450 million finance contract to modernize and digitalize Poste Italiane’s logistics and postal services. This funding will be used to establish new automated parcel sorting centers, including … Read the full press release

EIB Renovates Bucha Water Supply Facility, Enhancing Access to Clean Drinking Water

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB), as part of the €340 million Ukraine Recovery Programme, has renovated Bucha’s water supply facility, providing clean drinking water to 9,000 residents. Damaged during the Russian invasion, the upgraded facility now features advanced … Read the full press release

Creas Impacto II Targets €70 Million with Backing from EIF, ICO, Carasso Foundation, and Private Investors

(IN BRIEF) Creas Impacto II, supported by EIF, ICO, the Carasso Foundation, and private investors, targets a €70 million fund size under the InvestEU program. The fund, managed by CREAS, focuses on investing in about 12 growth-stage companies in Spain … Read the full press release

Accenture Acquires Arηs Group to Expand European Tech Services

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has completed its acquisition of Arηs Group, a Luxembourg-based technology services provider, enhancing its capabilities in both public and private sector transformations across Europe. Announced in March 2024, the acquisition adds over 2,330 specialists in software development, … Read the full press release

Kembara Fund I FCR Secures €350 Million EIF Commitment to Drive Deep Tech and Climate Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Kembara Fund I FCR, a €1 billion deep tech and climate-focused fund managed by Spain-based Alma Mundi Ventures, has secured a €350 million commitment from the European Investment Fund (EIF). As the first Spanish fund to be selected … Read the full press release

Scatec ASA and Partners Forge Renewable Ammonia Pact with Yara Clean Ammonia for Egypt

(IN BRIEF) Scatec ASA, in collaboration with ECHEM and MOPCO, has finalized a Heads of Terms agreement with Yara Clean Ammonia to secure the offtake of renewable ammonia produced in Egypt. The project involves developing up to 480 MW of … Read the full press release

EIB Commits $350 Million to Boost Private Sector Growth in North Africa

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has pledged support for a new $350 million regional private sector investment fund managed by SPE Capital, focusing on Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco. Aimed at fostering growth in key sectors like healthcare and … Read the full press release

EIB Funds voestalpine’s Green Steel Initiative with €300 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has allocated a €300 million loan to voestalpine AG, Europe’s third-largest steelmaker, to support a four-year research and development initiative aimed at enhancing sustainability and reducing carbon emissions. Key focuses include optimizing manufacturing … Read the full press release

EIB and Banca Etica Partner to Drive €165 Million Investments in Italy’s Social Economy

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Banca Etica have signed a €60 million agreement to stimulate €165 million in investments across Italy. The initiative aims to support women-led SMEs, improve services for refugees, and boost economic development in … Read the full press release

EIB and Cepsa Partner on €285 Million Biofuels Plant to Boost Energy Security and Decarbonisation

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has allocated a €285 million loan to Cepsa for the development of an advanced biofuels plant in Andalusia, Spain, adjacent to the La Rábida Energy Park. In partnership with Bio-Oils, the facility will … Read the full press release

Banca Transilvania Partners with EIB Group for Landmark RON 2 Billion Securitisation to Boost SME Financing and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) Banca Transilvania has entered into a significant synthetic securitisation transaction worth RON 2 billion (€400 million), supported by the European Investment Fund (EIF) and the European Investment Bank (EIB). This transaction will reduce credit risk and release capital … Read the full press release

EIF Grants €1 Million Loan to Boost Lending for Romanian Small Businesses Through Instant Factoring

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) has provided a RON 5 million (€1 million) subordinated loan to Romanian fintech Instant Factoring IFN, marking the first InvestEU funding for a Romanian fintech and factoring company. This loan will help Instant … Read the full press release

EIB Funds €1.2 Billion for Denmark’s Largest Wind Farm to Power Over a Million Homes

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €1.2 billion loan to support the construction of the Thor wind farm in the Danish North Sea, developed by RWE. The 1.1 GW wind farm, consisting of 72 turbines, will … Read the full press release

Al Jazeera’s “101 East – India’s Women Combat Fighters” Wins Women’s Solutions Reporting Award

(IN BRIEF) Al Jazeera’s documentary “101 East – India’s Women Combat Fighters,” by Rudraneil Sengupta and Sreya Banerjee, has been awarded the Women’s Solutions Reporting Award at the 2024 One World Media Awards. The film highlights the courageous journey of … Read the full press release

EIB Group and Spain Launch €3.4 Billion Regional Resilience Fund for Strategic Investments

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) and Spain’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Enterprise have launched the Regional Resilience Fund, aimed at channeling Next Generation EU loans into key projects within the Spanish Autonomous Communities. This initiative … Read the full press release

EIB and Iren Group Secure €200 Million for Modernizing Italy’s Electricity Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Iren Group have signed a €200 million financing agreement to enhance electricity infrastructure in Parma, Turin, and Vercelli. The project focuses on increasing grid resilience, digitizing services, and improving electricity consumption … Read the full press release

EIB Global Invests $50 Million in Climate-Resilient Bridges to Enhance Rural Connectivity in Papua New Guinea

(IN BRIEF) EIB Global has invested $50 million to construct nine climate-resilient bridges across East Sepik and Madang provinces in Papua New Guinea, as part of the Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access project. This initiative, co-financed by the Asian … Read the full press release

Multilateral Coalition Commits $20 Billion to Women’s Economic Empowerment

(IN BRIEF) A coalition of public and private investors has pledged $20 billion over three years to advance women’s economic empowerment through the 2X Challenge. Launched initially during the 2018 G7 Summit, the initiative has surpassed its fundraising targets, culminating … Read the full press release

EIF and MDB Collaboration to Foster Economic Development and Job Creation in Malta

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF), in collaboration with the Malta Development Bank (MDB), is set to provide guarantees totaling €20 million to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and small mid-caps in Malta. These guarantees, backed by InvestEU, … Read the full press release

WickedBet Unveils Exciting Euro 2024 Promotion with Boosted Odds

(IN BRIEF) WickedBet introduces a special promotion for Euro 2024, offering enhanced odds on selected matches throughout the tournament from June 14th to July 14th. Each day, WickedBet will spotlight a match, boosting the odds on either game outcomes or … Read the full press release

DNB Enhances SME Support with EIF Partnership, Unlocks NOK 2.5 Billion in Funding

(IN BRIEF) Norway’s largest lender, DNB Bank ASA, has partnered with the European Investment Fund (EIF) to bolster support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through a groundbreaking collaboration. Backed by an EIF guarantee under the InvestEU program, DNB will … Read the full press release

InvestEU Program Bolsters SME Support: EIF and Innovation Norway Ink Landmark Deals

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Innovation Norway have sealed two groundbreaking agreements aimed at bolstering financing opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Norway. This strategic collaboration will empower Innovation Norway to expand its lending volume, … Read the full press release

EIF Leads €100 Million Pledge to RIVE Infrastructure Impact Fund in Green Transition Push

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) has pledged €100 million to the RIVE Infrastructure Impact Fund (RIIF), marking a significant commitment to the energy transition in Europe. Managed by RIVE Private Investment, RIIF focuses exclusively on supporting SMEs across … Read the full press release

Breaking Ground: InvestEU Programme Launches in Iceland with Byggðastofnun Guarantee Pact

(IN BRIEF) In a significant move to bolster Icelandic small entrepreneurship beyond the capital region, the European Investment Fund (EIF) has inked a guarantee agreement with the Icelandic regional development agency, Byggðastofnun, under the European Commission’s InvestEU initiative. This agreement … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank and Deutsche Kreditbank Strengthen 25-Year Collaboration with Renewables Initiative

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Deutsche Kreditbank (DKB) recently celebrated their 25-year partnership by signing a new agreement at DKB’s Berlin headquarters, aimed at supporting renewable energy projects for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Germany. Under … Read the full press release

Strategic Alliance: EIB and Banco Sabadell Drive Economic Cohesion in Spain

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Banco Sabadell have joined forces in a significant deal, signing a guarantee agreement worth up to €200 million, which is the first phase of a broader operation of €300 million. Over the … Read the full press release

EIB Signs €75.5 Million Deal to Revamp Montenegro’s Railways, Boosting Connectivity and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) In a significant move towards enhancing transportation infrastructure, the European Investment Bank (EIB) Global has sealed a €75.5 million financial agreement for the reconstruction of a crucial 167 km railway section connecting Bar, Podgorica, and Vrbnica in Montenegro. … Read the full press release

EIB Invests €25 Million in Amethis Fund III to Boost African Medium-Sized Enterprises

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB Global) has committed €25 million to Amethis Fund III, signaling a strategic move to bolster medium-sized companies across Africa. Amethis Fund III targets sectors crucial for the continent’s growth, including healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, … Read the full press release

Ferrero Group Releases 15th Sustainability Report, Showcasing Progress Across Key Pillars

(IN BRIEF) The Ferrero Group unveils its 15th Sustainability Report, highlighting significant advancements in its sustainability journey across key pillars such as environmental protection, responsible ingredient sourcing, promoting responsible consumption, and empowering people. Led by Giovanni Ferrero, the Executive Chairman, … Read the full press release

EIB Boosts Healthcare Infrastructure in Castilla y León with €120 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has committed €120 million in the first tranche of financing, out of a total of €175 million, to the regional government of Castilla y León in Spain. The loan aims to facilitate the … Read the full press release

EIB Green Loan Boosts Brno’s Environmental Renaissance: Modernizing Wastewater Treatment

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has recently inked a CZK 1.3 billion loan agreement with Brněnské vodárny a kanalizace (BVK), the municipal water and wastewater company in Brno, Czech Republic, aiming to revamp the city’s wastewater treatment infrastructure. … Read the full press release

EIF Commits EUR 30m to 123 Transition Energétique 2 Fund for Renewable Energy SMEs

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF), under the InvestEU program, pledges EUR 30 million as a cornerstone investor to the 123 Transition Energétique 2 fund, managed by 123 Investment Managers and advised by Lendosphere. This fund aims to address … Read the full press release

EIB President Calviño Engages in Strategic Talks during Portugal Visit

(IN BRIEF) Nadia Calviño, President of the European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group), embarked on a diplomatic mission in Portugal, engaging in crucial discussions aimed at bolstering strategic investments and partnerships in the country. Meeting with key figures including Minister … Read the full press release

EIB Partners with Castilla y León Government to Boost SMEs with €25 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has inked a €25 million loan agreement with the regional government of Castilla y León through the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León (ICECyL), aiming to support small and medium-sized enterprises … Read the full press release

Academo Secures €215 Million Financing for Revolutionary University Campus in Milan

(IN BRIEF) Academo Srl, formed by Lendlease and Equiter Infrastructure II fund, has secured €215 million in financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), partially backed by InvestEU, for the construction of a groundbreaking … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund Boosts Cultural and Creative Sectors with InvestEU Agreements

(IN BRIEF) At the 77th Cannes Film Festival, the European Investment Fund (EIF) and the European Commission announced agreements aimed at bolstering SMEs and small mid-caps in Europe’s cultural and creative sectors. These agreements, supported by the InvestEU programme, involve … Read the full press release

EIB Funds €300 Million Satellite Program for Dual Civil and Security Use in Poland

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has pledged €300 million to support Poland’s venture into space technology with the development and launch of two Earth observation satellites. These satellites, financed through a loan to Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK), will … Read the full press release

EIB President Calviño and Poland’s PM Tusk Announce €300 Million Satellite Programme Investment

(IN BRIEF) The President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group, Nadia Calviño, held discussions with Poland’s political leaders to strategize future financing and announce the initiation of Poland’s first satellite program. The €300 million project, supported by the EIB, … Read the full press release