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Friday, 9 March 2018

EU Commission: Greece: Advisory support to boost small businesses in Greece

Greece: Advisory support to boost small businesses in Greece

EBRD, European Investment Advisory Hub and European Union launch programme to help businesses from south-eastern Europe obtain advice

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George Dassis calls for a united, democratic, social and free Europe
The future of democracy in Europe was debated at a two-day European-level conference organised by EESC president George Dassis in the auditorium of Athens' Acropolis museum on 1 and 2 March. Facing an audience of actively engaged participants from EU institutions, Greek government, civil society organizations and universities, George Dassis clearly made the case that the future of democracy is directly linked to a peaceful and federal Europe.
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Bulgaria: Investment Plan for Europe takes hold in Bulgaria; EUR 300m of EIB loans, guarantees, equity in 2017

The European Investment Bank Group, comprising the European Investment Bank (EIB) and its subsidiary, the European Investment Fund (EIF), provided close to EUR 300m of new loans, guarantees and equity investment in Bulgaria in 2017. EIB loans totalled EUR 250m, while EUR 49m was provided by the EIF to facilitate the investments of small businesses to support their growth and competitiveness.

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Benoît Cœuré: A Euro Cyber Resilience Board for pan-European Financial Infrastructures
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India: record EUR 1 billion European Investment Bank support for global solar investment confirmed ahead of International Solar Alliance summit

In 2017 the European Investment Bank provided EUR 1.05 billion of new financing for solar energy projects around the world, representing the largest ever annual support by the EIB to the solar sector.Ahead of the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance in New Delhi the European Investment Bank also confirmed strengthened engagement to support significant expansion of solar energy in developing and emerging economies.

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