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Monday, 2 October 2017

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EIB grants loan of EUR 50m to Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien

The EIB is granting Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien AG (RLB NÖ-Wien) a global loan of up to EUR 50 million. At least 70 percent of the loan will be provided to SMEs and Mid-Caps, whilst the remainder will be dedicated to priority sector infrastructure investments in areas of environmental protection, knowledge economy, energy, health and education. Under the agreement, RLB NÖ-Wien undertakes to match EIB's EUR 50 million loan with the same amount. The transaction is the third global loan with RLB NÖ-Wien in the past 10 years in addition to numerous bank intermediated investment loans.

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August 2017 - Euro area unemployment at 9.1% - EU28 at 7.6%

European Commission - EUROSTAT August 2017 - August 2017 - Brussels, 2 October 2017 The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.1% in August 2017, stable compared to July 2017 and down from 9.9% in August 2016.

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Antitrust: Commission fines Lithuanian Railways €28 million for hindering competition on rail freight market

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 2 October 2017 The European Commission has fined Lithuanian Railways (Lietuvos geležinkeliai) an amount of €27 873 000 for hindering competition on the rail freight market, in breach of EU antitrust rules, by removing a rail track connecting Lithuania and Latvia.

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Daily News 02 / 10 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 02 / 10 / 2017 Brussels, 2 October 2017 Be cyber aware – start of the European Cybersecurity Month The 5th edition of the  European Cybersecurity Month, taking place during the entire month of October 2017 across Europe, aims at raising awareness of...

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Statement on the events in Catalonia

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 2 October 2017 Under the Spanish Constitution, yesterday's vote in Catalonia was not legal. For the European Commission, as President Juncker has reiterated repeatedly, this is an internal matter for Spain that has to be dealt with in line with the constitutional order...

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