Press Release: Investment Plan for Europe – Additional €800 million for SMEs as EIF and ProCredit double support for innovative companies

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and ProCredit Group are providing an additional €800 million to innovative small and medium-sized companies (SMEs), bringing a total of €1.62 billion to companies in eleven countries.

Official Journal (L Series): Directive (EU) 2019/1160 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 amending Directives 2009/65/EC and 2011/61/EU with regard to cross-border distribution of collective investment undertakings

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Official Journal (L Series): Regulation (EU) 2019/1156 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on facilitating cross-border distribution of collective investment undertakings and amending Regulations (EU) No 345/2013, (EU) No 346/2013 and (EU) No 1286/2014

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Press Release: No increase in CAP administrative burden for farmers since 2013 reform

Since the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform of 2013, the administrative costs linked to the CAP did not substantially increase for farmers, representing 2% of the total aid received. As for costs for national authorities, they are estimated at around 3% of the CAP budget, having increased by a third since the implementation of a new system to control and manage payments in 2013. Those are among the main findings of the study ‘Analysis of administrative burden arising from the CAP’, published today by the European Commission.

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/… amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/653 to align the transitional arrangement for PRIIP manufacturers offering units of funds referred to in Article 32 of Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council as underlying investment options with the prolonged exemption period under that Article

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UPDATE – Consultation: ESMA consults on draft ELTIF technichal standards

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Press Release: First operations to support microfinance in Romania under the Capacity Building Investments Window of the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation

Thanks to financial support under the  EaSI Capacity Building Investments Window, which is managed by the European Investment Fund (EIF) on the European Commission’s behalf, two microfinance institutions in Romania will have more capacity to provide microloans to small businesses.

UPDATED – Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2009/65/EC and 2011/61/EU with regard to cross-border distribution of collective investment undertakings

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Merger Case: M.9404 — Goldman Sachs/B&B Hotels

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/1011 of 13 December 2018 amending Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/565 as regards certain registration conditions to promote the use of SME growth markets for the purposes of Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council

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Press Release: Juncker Plan reaches almost €410 billion in triggered investment across the EU

As of June 2019, the deals approved under the Juncker Plan amount to €75 billion in financing and are located in all 28 Member States. Some 952,000 start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are expected to benefit from improved access to finance. Currently, the top five countries ranked in order of investment triggered relative to GDP are Greece, Estonia, Bulgaria, Portugal and Latvia.

Official Journal (C Series): Winding-Up Proceedings — Decision to start winding-up proceedings in respect of LAMP Insurance Company Limited (Publication made in accordance with Article 280 of Directive 2009/138/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the taking-up and pursuit of the business of Insurance and Reinsurance (Solvency II))

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UPDATED – ‘I/A’ Item Note: Draft Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2009/65/EC and 2011/61/EU with regard to cross-border distribution of collective investment undertakings (first reading)

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Press Release: EU Finance Ministers welcome strengthened EIB support for climate investment

At the Annual Meeting of the EIB Board of Governors in Luxembourg, ministers welcomed the EU Bank’s role delivering the Investment Plan for Europe, ambitious plans to enhance the impact of energy financing and unlocking transformational public and private investment around the world. They also welcomed the EIB’s determination to do even more to fight global warming and the impact of a changing climate.

Press Release: Capital markets union: Council adopts new rules facilitating access to pension products and investment funds

The Council today adopted two key reforms in the framework of the Capital Markets Union.

They adopted:

  • a regulation providing greater choice for people who wish to save for their retirement and expanding the market for personal pensions through the creation of a “pan-European pension product” (PEPPs).
  • a package of measures aimed at removing existing barriers to the cross-border distribution of investment funds.

Press Release: MDB climate finance hit record high of US$ 43.1 billion in 2018

Climate financing by the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) in developing countries and emerging economies rose to an all-time high of $43.1 billion in 2018, boosting projects that help developing countries cut emissions and address climate risks. This represents an increase of more than 22 per cent from the previous year, where climate finance totalled $35.2 billion. This is also a 60 percent increase since the adoption of the Paris agreement in 2015 response to the ever more pressing challenge of climate change, which disproportionately affects the poorest and most vulnerable.

Press release: Italy: From the EIB and Intesa Sanpaolo EUR 1bn for midcaps and the circular economy

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Intesa Sanpaolo extend their cooperation to provide together new resources to support mid-cap companies and Italian SMEs, with a particular focus on investments in projects related to the circular economy.

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