Greek businesses have received one billion euros fromJuncker package, say EIB sources

epa02773679 An exterior view of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Headquarters in Luxembourg, where Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon and Philippe Maystadt, the President of the European Investment Bank, withe their delegations met for talks, on 10 June 2011. EPA/NICOLAS BOUVY

About one billion euros managed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) in the orders of the European Commission have been granted to Greek businesses as part of the “Juncker package”, EIB sources told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Tuesday.

The same sources said Greece is the country with the largest absorption of EIB funding among small EU countries. In 2016, EIB recorded a 5-year record in total funding towards Greece with 1.42 billion euros disbursed out of 1.52 billion signed. In 2017, Greece is expected to register a new record with sums reaching or exceeding two billion euros, the sources said.