Western Balkans Investment Summit, London (UK)
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is hosting the Western Balkans Investment Summit at its headquarters in London on 22 February. The event will be attended by the prime ministers from the region, government ministers, political decision-makers and leading entrepreneurs.
The event aims at highlighting investment and business opportunities in the region and at promoting the inflow of foreign direct investment and cross-border projects. After a prime ministers’ session, three panel discussions will be held on the following topics: the development of transport links, the potential for renewable energy and the privatisation agenda in the Western Balkans.
CEI Secretary General Ambassador Giovanni Caracciolo di Vietri will attend the Summit and contribute to the debate in the panel on renewable energy.
The Summit is taking place after the first Western Balkans Investment Forum at the EBRD in February 2014 which for the first time had brought together all prime ministers from the region.
The EBRD is one of the largest investors in the Western Balkans and last year alone the Bank invested around 1 billion EUR in various projects, ranging from energy efficiency to infrastructure and from support for financial institutions to agribusiness.
In 1992, the Italian Government established the CEI Fund at the EBRD with the aim to assist the Bank’s countries of operation in Central and Eastern Europe in their economic and social transformation process.
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