European Commission's participation in G20, World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings in Indonesia
Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Commissioner Pierre Moscovici will represent the European Commission at the 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group in Bali, Indonesia, this week.
Vice-President Dombrovskis will take part in the introductory plenary session of the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the IMF; Commissioner Hahn will host a high level enhanced cooperation meeting with European and International Financial Institutions and Commissioner Moscovici will participate in the meetings of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors. The Vice-President and the Commissioners will also have several high-level bilateral meetings and speaking engagements.
Vice-President Dombrovskis will meet Mr Jerome Powell, Chair of the Federal Reserve of the United States; Ms Oksana Markarova, Acting Minister for Finance of Ukraine; Mr Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury of the United States; and Mr Suma Chakrabarti, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He will also speak at the event 'Investing for positive impact: what is needed to scale up' and take part in the panel discussion 'Europe's way forward: for more resilience and sustainable growth', organised by DZ Bank.
Commissioner Hahn will also have a number of bilateral meetings with representatives of leading European and International Financial Institutions as well as Islamic and Asian development banks.
Commissioner Moscovici will meet Mr Zied Laâdhari, Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation of Tunisia; Mr John C. Williams, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New-York; Mr Taro Aso, Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister of Japan; and Mr Ueli Maurer, Head of the Federal Department of Finance of Switzerland. He will also speak at the event 'How global trade can promote growth for all' organised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
(For more information: Johannes Bahrke – Tel.: +32 229 58615; Annikky Lamp– Tel.: +32 229 56151; Alceo Smerilli – Tel.: +32 229 64887)