The Europs leading financial agency the European Investment Bank has approved $804 billion of new financing for projects across Europe and around the world. The fresh fund will improve public health, hospital and dedicated new business lending programmes to support sectors most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- New hospital and healthcare financing approved will support the emergency response to COVID-19 in Spain and Portugal, and construction of a new hospital and improvement of existing intensive care facilities in Antwerp.
- EIB Board also approved support for renewable energy, energy efficiency and biogas, and new clean transport investment.
- This includes targeted credit lines in Spain, Mexico, Uzbekistan, the Maldives and through regional initiatives with partners across Africa to help companies in sectors most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, a climate action business financing programme in Greece and financing for innovative companies in Italy.The major supports and loans by European Investment Bank are featured beloe:June 2020: European Investment Bank has granted a line of credit of approximately $ 509 million to the consortium bringing together EDF Renouvelables, Enbridge and wpd to co-finance the construction of the largest offshore wind farm project in France, located off Fecamp.May 2020: The European Investment Bank expands cooperation with the World Health Organization to strengthen public health, supply of essential equipment, training and hygiene investment in countries most vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic.April 2020: European Investment Bank has approved approximately $5.4 billion financial assistance for businesses hit by the economic shock created by COVID-19. The new fund will help to upgrade and manufacture more medical equipments for COVID patient.April 2020: The EIB Group has announced a COVID-19 guarantee fund of approximately $27 billion. The fund will be implemented by the Groups subsidiary EIB and the EIF, which is specialised in funding small and medium-sized enterprises. In addition to the COVID-19 guarantee fund, the EIB Group is also implementing the emergency measures to support companies in the EU to overcome the consequences caused by the coronavirus.
March 2020, The EIB Group has proposed a plan to mobilise approximately $ 44 billion of financing for SMEs and mid-caps. The fund will be supported through loans, credit holidays and other measures designed to alleviate liquidity and working capital constraints for SMEs and mid-caps.
The European Investment Bank Group, is an international financial institution, headquartered in Luxembourg. It is a bank of European Union. The EIB Group has two parts- the European Investment Bank(EIB) and the European Investment Fund(EIF). The EIB is the lending arm of 27 members European Union. The EIF support SMEs, and it work through financial intermediaries in the Member States and in partnership with national promotional banks. EIB helps in creating jobs and improving lives for EU citizens and also helps people in developing countries.