June 15, 2021 The European Commission today issued the first bonds to raise funds for the Next Generation: € 20 billion was raised on the market through a ten-year bond maturing on July 4, 2031.

This is the largest issue of institutional bonds in Europe, the largest single-tranche institutional transaction and the largest amount raised by the EU in a single transaction, the Commission said.

"The demand was seven times higher than the supply, we managed to get rates below 0.1%," explained the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.