On the 11th of October, the European Commission has issued €11 billion in a dual tranche transaction, the proceeds of which will be used to support Ukraine under the EU’s MFA programme and Europe’s recovery under the flagship NextGenerationEU programme. The deal consisted of a €5 billion tap of the 7-year bond due on 4 December 2029 and a new 20-year bond of €6 billion due on 4 November 2042.

From the funds raised through the sale of the new 20-year bond, €2 billion will be granted as loans to Ukraine. This will be the first instalment of the €5 billion in macro-financial assistance (MFA) loans to Ukraine agreed on 20 September 2022. With this transaction, the Commission has issued a total of €86.6 billion in long-term funding under NextGenerationEU in 2022 and €157.6 billion since the start of the programme in June 2021. Of this total, €36.6 billion have been issued since July 2022. This represents 73% of the Commission’s NextGenerationEU funding target for the second half of the year, with further transactions planned for late October, November and possibly December 2022, as per the funding plan published in June 2022.

On the basis of the funds raised, the Commission has so far paid out nearly €113 billion under the Recovery and Resilience Facility and, as of end-June, over €15 billion under other EU programmes which benefit from NextGenerationEU financing. The Commission will continue to use the funds raised to support Europe’s post-pandemic recovery, financing Member States under the Recovery and Resilience Facility as well as via other EU programmes.


You can find more details at the Commission’s website.


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