Meetings with government, business representatives and civil society organisations
Representatives of the EBRD Board of Directors will arrive in Belgrade on Sunday for a visit to Serbia. During their stay the Directors will meet Prime Minister-designate Aleksandar Vucic; Minister of Finance and EBRD Governor Dusan Vujovic; and Minister of Economy and EBRD Alternate Governor Zeljko Sertic. The delegation will also meet representatives of the business community, civil society organisations and the international community in Belgrade.
The EBRD Board participants will be:
- Eddy Azoulay, representing Israel, Austria, Cyprus, Malta, Kazakhstan, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Phillip Barresi, representing Australia, Korea, New Zealand, Egypt
- Tamsyn Barton, representing the European Investment Bank
- Anna Brandt, representing Sweden, Iceland, Estonia
- Evren Dilekli, representing Turkey, Romania, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyz Republic
- Raffaella Di Maro, representing Italy
- Ole Hovland, representing Norway, Finland, Latvia
- Kalin Mitrev, representing Bulgaria, Poland, Albania
- Aloyzas Vitkauskas, representing Lithuania, Denmark, Ireland, Kosovo.
Heinz Kaufmann, Board Director for Switzerland, Ukraine, Liechtenstein, Turkmenistan, Serbia, Montenegro and Moldova, will be host director. A group of senior Bank management representatives, including the EBRD Managing Director for central and south-eastern Europe, Sylvia Gansser-Potts, will accompany Board Directors on this visit, which will also take the delegation to Kragujevac in central Serbia and Kolubara, south of Belgrade.
From Serbia the delegation will travel to neighbouring Montenegro.
The EBRD is a leading investor in Serbia and to date has committed more than €4.2 billion via more than 200 projects. The Bank’s goal is to strengthen the country’s economic resilience and regional integration especially by boosting the private sector, bolstering the banking sector and developing sustainable and efficient public utilities.