CEI-supported regional cooperation could make valuable contributions to the re-establishment process.
Analysing the implications of the Ukrainian war for financial cooperation and development as well as the role of the EU for enhancing security, stability and growth in the Pan-European region were the main debating topics of the recently online Trieste Investment Forum held on 23 June under the title “Pan-European and Euro-Mediterranean Financial Cooperation in the New Geopolitical Scenarios”.
Deputy Secretary General Zsuzsanna Kiraly participated as a speaker in Panel 1 “The War in Ukraine and the New Geopolitical Scenarios in Eastern Europe” chaired by Goran Svilanovic, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
In this discussion, she highlighted the important role the CEI played - through regional cooperation - in fostering EU integration and sustainable development. She emphasized that in the last thirty years Europe had shown that countries usually increased their investment in regional cooperation right after geopolitical developments. And based on this experience, CEI-supported regional cooperation could make valuable contributions to the re-establishment process.
Kiraly’s fellow panelists were representatives from the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Association for Financial Markets in Europe and the Institute for Human Sciences.
This important online event for the financial sector in the "pan-European" and Balkan area was organized by the Italian Banking Insurance and Finance Federation (FeBAF) and the MIB Trieste School of Management, in partnership with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and with the support of Economic Research Center of Intesa Sanpaolo Bank (SRM), Generali Investments and the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME).