EBRD delegation visits Romania

By Olga Rosca

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Starting today, a delegation from the EBRD’s Board of Directors is on a four-day mission to Romania where the group will visit the capital Bucharest and nearby counties of Buzău and Ialomița.

The visit is part of a regular series of consultations that enable EBRD Directors to better understand the priorities for the local economy and to maintain close dialogue with Romania’s authorities, private sector and civil society.

Representatives of the EBRD Board on this visit include:

  • Jérôme Baconin, France
  • Tamsyn Barton, European Investment Bank
  • Anthony Bartzokas, Greece/Portugal
  • Evren Dilekli, Turkey/Romania/Azerbaijan/Kyrgyz Republic
  • Virginia Gheorghiu, Turkey/Romania/Azerbaijan/Kyrgyz Republic
  • András Karman, Hungary/Czech Republic/Slovak Republic/Croatia/Georgia
  • Jorma Korhonen, Norway/Finland/Latvia
  • Jonathan Ockenden, United Kingdom
  • Antonio Oporto, Spain/Mexico
  • Sergey Verkashanskiy, Russian Federation/Belarus/Tajikistan

During their visit the Board Directors, together with the EBRD’s Director for Romania James Hyslop, will meet Romanian President Traian Băsescu, Prime Minister Victor Ponta, Minister of Finance Ioana-Maria Petrescu, Minister Delegate for Budget Liviu Voinea, Minister for European Funds Eugen Teodorovici and Governor of the National Bank of Romania Mugur Isărescu.

The EBRD delegation will also hold meetings with private sector representatives and associations, partner banks, international financial institutions, the diplomatic community and civil society organisations.

The EBRD is the largest institutional investor in Romania. To date, the Bank has invested €6.7 billion across 364 projects in diverse sectors including industry, commerce, agribusiness, infrastruture, energy and finance. The EBRD has also mobilised over €14 billion for these ventures from other sources of financing.

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