Vice-President Pavlova's areas of oversight include the cohesion policy; financing of economic and social cohesion; advisory services (EIAH, JASPERS, ELENA, EPEC, InnovFin and JESSICA); IT and data governance; EIB Global (pre-accession policy and the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF); development policy remains with Vice-President Fayolle and Vice-President Östros); financing operations in Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Western Balkans and Turkey. Vice-President Pavlova is Alternate Governor of the EBRD and oversees relations with the Vienna Initiative, the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) and the Strategy for the Danube region.
EIB Global, the arm of the Bank focused on operations outside the European Union, will provide a €2.75 million technical assistance grant to the Albanian Development Fund (ADF) for the preparation of a priority investment programme. The programme will cover the area close to the border with Montenegro along Lake Shkodër and the Buna River at the main gateway to the Albanian Alps. After the completion of an integrated tourism and urban development strategy — which is also part of the EIB’s advisory support — this technical assistance will focus on delivering environmental, technical and social assessments and on bringing the selected projects closer to the implementation phase.