- Reference: 2016-164-EN
A new initiative from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support regions outside of Europe that are significantly affected by the refugee crisis has been welcomed by EU heads of state and governments meeting in Brussels today. Responding to a request by the European Council in March, EIB President Hoyer laid out how the EU Bank could step up its support and address the pressing needs of the regions with action to support growth, jobs vital infrastructure and social cohesion.
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the world’s largest multilateral bank, today reaffirmed its firm commitment to respond to the Ebola pandemic. The Bank has provided a EUR 50 million loan to Bavarian Nordic, an international biopharmaceutical company, for accelerated development of an Ebola vaccine with long-term efficacy. The financing is also backing research into vaccines for treating other infectious diseases and multiple cancer indications.
Date: 18 January 2011
A Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) modular surgical hospital will soon be operational in the municipality of Tabarre in Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, a project to which the EIB has contributed €600,000 in grant financing.
The hospital, built in prefabricated containers, will help provide access to health services free of charge to the population of Port au Prince, i.e. around 3,500,000 people and should perform some 130 surgeries per month. The MSF hospital will be a reference centre for orthopaedic, visceral and paediatric surgery.
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the Union's long-term financing institution, provides its first ever loan for the health sector in the Western Balkans. The EUR 50 million financing is for the emergency rehabilitation needs of some 20 hospitals in Serbia.
Reference : 2003-137
A EUR 230 million loan for the reconstruction of public infrastructure and social housing was signed today in Algiers by Mr Saddek Alilat, Director-General of the Banque Algérienne de Développement, and Mr Philippe de Fontaine Vive, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) with special responsibility for FEMIP, who was on an official trip to Algeria. During his visit Mr de Fontaine Vive reiterate the EIB's pledge to help rebuild the afflicted areas and, more generally, to demonstrate its support for development of the economy.