CEI Alternate Secretary General Antal Nikoletti participated in the Trieste Eastern Europe Investment Forum 2019. The fourth edition of the event brought together over 150 participants working in international sectors and banking, insurance and asset management experts, analysts, regulators and policy makers, development policy makers and academics to discuss current issues related to investments, growth and opportunities in Eastern Europe for businesses and the financial sector.
The event aimed at stimulating a debate among all participants and stakeholders and at changing the perspective for a Europe that is often depicted as divided and fragmented. Stability is an essential growth component in Europe and in its neighboring countries, with a credible enlargement perspective.
ASG Nikoletti underlined the CEI’s special role in supporting its non-EU Member States in the process of European integration and good-neighbourly relations through political dialogue and tangible project oriented activities, especially reinforcing the CEI Business Dimension, in order to promote trade and investments in the region.
The challenges we are facing today are too big to be faced by one country alone. In this regard, regional cooperation and knowledge sharing from Central Europe to the Western Balkans is ever more essential in order to exchange best practices and create responses to the emerging challenges and opportunities, said Nikoletti.