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07 August 2018

EUR 15 million of EU financing for micro-entrepreneurs in Latvia

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and ALTUM, a state-owned development institution of Latvia, have signed a microfinance guarantee agreement under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).
22 December 2016

EIF and European Commission launch new capacity building initiative for micro-credit and social finance providers

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the European Commission are announcing a new initiative to help micro-credit and social enterprise finance providers develop their businesses under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).
04 November 2016

New equity fund under the COSME Programme will invest in early growth tech SMEs throughout Europe

Published : Fri, 04 Nov 2016 The EIF, with backing from the EU COSME programme, is supporting KEEN ventures in their efforts to provide capital for technology companies in Europe.
10 May 2016

COSME kicks off in Greece: More than €125 million available for SMEs

Published : Tue, 10 May 2016 The COSME agreement will enable Diorama Investments to invest in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), following the European Investment Fund's (EIF) EU-funded contribution of growth and expansion capital. ...
31 March 2016

New EU Finance Opportunities for SMEs and Technological Innovation Ahead

Published : Thu, 31 Mar 2016 At the Innovative Enterprise Conference in The Hague, the creation of a new EU Securitisation Instrument for European banks was announced by Commissioner Carlos Moedas, EIF Chief Executive Pier Luigi Gilibert an...
25 November 2015

€40 million financing agreement to benefit over 700 SMEs in Belgium

Published : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Flemish investment group PMV have signed a COSME agreement in Flanders, Belgium. The agreement will allow Participatiefonds Vlaanderen, a subsidiary of PMV, to provide ...
02 October 2015

First COSME agreement in Bulgaria to provide €100 million for 1,000 SMEs

Published : Fri, 02 Oct 2015 Today the first COSME agreement in Bulgaria was signed by the European Investment Fund (EIF) and CIBANK. The agreement benefits from the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). It will all...
24 June 2015

European Commission and EIF mobilise 500 million euro for social and micro-entrepreneurs

To promote jobs and growth in Europe, social and micro-enterprises will soon have access to over 500 million euro of finance. This is the result of a new mandate agreement signed today between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund.