About: Máire Geoghegan- Quinn

€21 billion of EU loan guarantees for banks to boost SME lending

Banks will be offered €21 billion of EU funding guarantees to encourage lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which don’t have enough collateral to secure loans.

Council rubber stamps private-public partnerships in biomass, air, energy, electronics, medicine

The European Council Tuesday (5 May), approved the roll out of a series of public private partnerships worth up to €22 billion over the next seven years.

EU and Gates Foundation sign disease research agreement

The European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today (10 June) pledged to pool resources for research into HIV/Aids, tuberculosis, malaria and other poverty-related diseases.

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