The formal private sector in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) economies needs to play a critical role for the overall economic transformation of the region. Creating a conducive environment for private sector development depends on a sound understanding of the performance of private firms, as well as the problems they face.
Representatives from the EIB met together with financial partners from the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACPs) to discuss the importance of supporting developing countries through investing in equity funds in ACP economies.
During the TEN-T Days 2016, Vice-President Pim van Ballekom, together with Commissioners Violeta Bulc and Jyrki Katainen, will be participating in a high level political plenary, focusing on stimulating investments in transport in the framework of EFSI.
The EIB Group (EIB, EIF and EIB Institute) are sponsoring the 13th edition of the European Microfinance Network’s Annual Conference “Shaping European Microfinance: Who, What and for Whom?”, which takes place on 16 -17 June in Warsaw, Poland.
This fi-compass event is organised in partnership with the European Commission and is designed to help Member States to further their understanding of how financial instruments can help in their efforts to deliver the objectives of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). The seminar will be opened by Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development and Pim van Ballekom, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank. Further high-level participation is expected from Italy’s Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, including Maurizio Martina, Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies.
Every year, the Brussels Economic Forum (BEF) brings together top European policymakers, opinion leaders, civil society members and business leaders to discuss economic developments and identify challenges. It is the flagship annual economic event of the European Commission and attracts over 1000 participants making it a key networking opportunity.