Brussels, Nov 17 (EFE). - Spain is the fifth country in the European Union (EU) with the most investments unleashed in relation to its GDP thanks to the European Fund for Strategic Investments. (EFSI), only behind Estonia, Bulgaria, Greece and Portugal, as reported by the European Commission (EC) today. P>
In absolute terms, Spain had been the third State until November member of the community club, after France and Italy, who had received more funding from the EFSI, a total of 5,156 million euros. p>
Regarding the investments triggered thanks to the European fund, in Spain they amount to 30,812 million euros, again the third highest figure among the EU partners after France and Italy. p>
If we observe the data of the whole of the European Union, after this week's meeting of the board of directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB), the EFSI is expected to generate investments in excess of 251,600 million euros. euros. p>
"With almost 80% of the original investment target of 315,000 million euros achieved, we are seeing the tangible benefits of the investment plan on a daily basis," he said in a statement. The vice president of the Commission for Growth and Investment, Jyrki Katainen, was informed. p>
The total agreements concluded with the twenty-eight Member States until the eleventh month of the this year they reach 49,600 million euros and it is expected that around 528,000 SMEs will benefit from better access to finance.