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Macedonia Gets 100 Million-Euro EIB Loan for Small Firms, Growth

July 10, 2012

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia got 100 million euros ($122.8 million) in loans from the European Investment Bank to bolster private businesses and create jobs.

The funds will be transferred to the Macedonian Bank for Development and onto local banks at “lower rates” as financial support for small and medium enterprises in the energy, environment protection and services sector, the European Union’s lending arm said in an e-mail today.

The loans will help “reduce unemployment levels and improve the quality of life of the country’s citizens,” the lender said.

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