The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing two loans totalling €50m to support small and medium sized projects in Slovenia.
The loans, which will co-finance projects promoted by SMEs and priority investments of public authorities in particular energy and environment infrastructure, include:
– €25m to Banka Celje d.d. and
– €25m to Gorenjska banka d.d.
These credit lines are a contribution of the EIB to the coordinated effort with other international financial institutions – the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank – to provide up to €24.5bn to support investments of the SME sector hit by the global economic crisis in the central and eastern European region.