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    The Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bring together central bankers, international financial institutions, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, representatives from civil society organisations and academics to discuss issues of global concern.

    This year’s event was attended by an EIB delegation led by President Werner Hoyer, as well as Vice-Presidents Ambroise FayolleTeresa CzerwińskaRicardo Mourinho and Thomas Östros. They met with key figures in international development and finance for talks on a range of topics, including the war in Ukraine, European energy independence, delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and global partnerships to accelerate the green transition.

      Discover the EIB's highlights from the Spring meetings.

    Event highlights

    Protecting the planet with the WRI
    The EIB and World Resources Institute will work together on climate change and biodiversity.
    EIB on CNBC International TV
    "Ukraine is very well on the pathway to the EU.”
    EIB on CNN’s Quest Means Business
    "The later we begin [Ukraine's reconstruction] the more expensive it will be."
    DFC & EIB sign collaboration agreement
    The Memorandum of Understanding aims to foster cooperation on development investment.
    New EIB support package for Ukraine
    Supporting reconstruction and recovery in Ukraine.
    Werner Hoyer, EIB President
    “Ukraine’s survival does not depend only on guns, but in keeping the economy going”
    The EIB at the Spring Meetings
    Building stronger partnerships for sustainable development and climate action

    Key events with EIB Group participation

    Wednesday, 12 April 2023

    • Third Ministerial Roundtable Discussion for Support to Ukraine, 20:00 – 20:30 (GMT+2)
      EIB participants: Werner Hoyer, President; and Teresa Czerwińska, Vice-President
        Read President Hoyer's speech
        Replay the livestream
    • World Bank Group Development Committee, 22:00 – 00:30 (GMT+2)
      EIB participant: Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President

    Thursday, 13 April 2023

    • Center for Global Development: Investing in a Sustainable Future in an Age of Disorder and Uncertainty, 17:00 – 18:00 (GMT+2)
      Participants: Werner Hoyer, EIB President; Maria Shaw Barragan, EIB Global Director of Lending in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Pacific; Masood Ahmed, President of the Center for Global Development; and Mikaela Gavas, Managing Director of Europe and Senior Policy Fellow at the Center for Global Development
        Replay the livestream
        Learn more

    Friday, 14 April 2023

    • Meeting of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action, 20:00 – 22:00 (GMT+2)
      EIB participant: Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President

    Saturday, 15 April 2023

    • MDB Heads Meeting, 14:00 – 16:00 (GMT+2)
      EIB participants: Werner Hoyer, President; and Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President

    Monday, 17 April 2023

    • Immediate needs and long-term structural challenges: what solutions can sustainable ocean finance offer? (Financing for Development Forum 2023 Side Event)
      EIB participant: Werner Hoyer, President
        Replay the livestream

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