Delegation of the European Union to Japan

European Commission issues first emission of EU SURE social bonds

Brussels, 21/10/2020 - 12:00, UNIQUE ID: 201022_3
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EU News 287/2020

The European Commission issued a €17 billion inaugural social bond under the EU SURE instrument to help protect jobs and keep people in work. The issuing consisted of two bonds, with €10 billion due for repayment in October 2030 and €7 billion due for repayment in 2040. There was very strong investor interest in this highly rated instrument, and the bonds were more than 13 times oversubscribed, resulting in favourable pricing terms for both bonds.

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