Sir Suma Chakrabarti to meet Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Commissioners.
Sir Suma will have meetings with Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, Commissioner Neven Mimica and Commissioner Corina Crețu during the two-day trip.
He will also meet Thomas Wieser, President of the Euro Working Group, as well as Belgium’s Finance Minister, Johan Van Overtveldt.
High on Sir Suma’s agenda during the visit will be exploring how to enhance the already strong partnership between the EBRD and the EU on important issues such as energy, the green economy, investment in infrastructure and support for Ukraine and Greece.
“The EU is a very close partner of ours,” Sir Suma said before leaving London. “I am very glad to have this opportunity to agree on ways we can make that relationship even stronger.”
Between them, the EU, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and EU member states own 62.8 per cent of the EBRD’s capital.
The EU itself is the EBRD’s largest single donor, having contributed €1.4 billion in donor funds since the Bank was set up in 1991.