The European Commission invites: SME support organisations, green solution providers and regional authorities in the European Union to put themselves forward if they are interested in participating in a pilot project providing them respectively with training, support and policy advice regarding resource efficiency, eco-innovation and circular economy – delivered by: KPMG, Ecofys, CSR Netherlands and Circle Economy.

Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has reached an agreement in principle with the Exchequer of the United Kingdom, on the design of the alternative package proposed by the UK authorities for Royal Bank of Scotland ("RBS").

The European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a loan of EUR 29 million with Ospedal Grando S.p.A., to support the design, construction and operation of the new Cittadella della Salute within the Ca' Foncello Hospital in Treviso. Ospedal Grando will operate under a 41-year concession agreed with the local health authority, Azienda Unità Locale Socio Sanitaria (AULSS) n. 2 Marca Trevigiana.

€ 407 million of Cohesion policy funds are invested in three road infrastructure projects that will improve connectivity and foster growth and employment in the west of the country.

The need to consider the crucial role of European regions