On the basis of a nomination from the Republic of Slovenia, by common accord with the Republic of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland and the Slovak Republic, the Board of Directors decided on 14 July 2010 to submit the candidature of Mr Anton Rop to the Board of Governors for the post of Vice-President and Member of the Management Committee, to succeed Ms Marta Gajęcka, who had tendered her resignation.
The written procedure inviting the Board of Governors to vote on this proposal was launched on 14 July 2010.
The decision to appoint Mr Anton Rop was taken on 27 July 2010, the date on which the requisite majority of votes was reached. Mr Anton Rop has therefore been appointed as Vice-President and Member of the Management Committee, taking up his post with effect from 18 August 2010.
The Board of Governors also conferred the title of Honorary Vice-President on Ms Marta Gajęcka.
The EIB Group has stepped up its level of precaution at its headquarters in Luxembourg and in its external offices. All staff will telework as of 16 March. A small number of staff whose physical presence on EIB premises is indispensable will continue to be present on the EIB campus. The decision aims to protect the health of employees and ensure the continuity of the EIB Group’s activity.
On Wednesday the EIB identified its first case of one staff member who tested positive for corona virus.
As a precautionary measure, the EIB decided not to hold the meeting of its Board of Directors planned for Thursday 12 March in person. Decisions on the Board’s agenda will be taken by written procedure. The Bank has put in place measures to prevent disruption to its governance or operation approval schedule.
On Monday 2 March, the former President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, visited the EIB in Luxembourg on a joint invitation from the Bank, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the Court of Auditors.