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News article18 April 2018Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Commissioners participate in IMF/World Bank spring meetings with G20 Finance Ministers in Washington

Vice-President Dombrovskis as well as Commissioners Hahn,Mimica and Moscovici will travel to Washington DC (USA) for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring Meetings on 19-21 April.

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Vice-President Dombrovskis as well as Commissioners Hahn,Mimica and Moscovici will travel to Washington DC (USA) for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring Meetings on 19-21 April. The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meetings will also be held in the margins of this meeting. The Members of the Commission present in Washington will participate in a variety of high-level bilateral meetings, speaking engagements and other commitments. Vice-President Dombrovskis will meet, among others, Mr Steven Mnuchin, United States Secretary of the Treasury; Mr Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council; Mr. Jerome H. Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board; Mr. Oleksandr Danyliuk, Minister of Finance of Ukraine and Mr. Bjarni Benediktsson, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs of Iceland and US Senator Mr. Lindsey Graham. On 22 April, the Vice-President will travel to New York where he delivers a keynote speech at the conference "Transatlantic Economy Ten Years After the Crisis: Macro-Financial Scenarios and Policy Responses" at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and meets numerous business leaders from the financial sector. Commissioner Moscovici will meet, amongst others, US finance minister Steven Mnuchin, as well as Mr. Wilbur Ross, United States Secretary of Commerce; Mr Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council; Mr. Jerome Powell, Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve, Mr. Nhlanhla Musa Nene, Minister of Finance of South Africa, Mr. Nicolás Dujovne, Minister of the Treasury of Argentina, and Mr. Octavian Armasu, Minister of Finance of Moldova. He will also deliver a speech at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the American Enterprise Institute. Commissioners Hahn and Mimica will co-host an event on sustainable development together with Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank. Commissioner Hahn will lead the 4th High Level Meeting of the Initiative for Enhanced Cooperation with the International Financial Institutions to discuss EU cooperation in support to Neighbouring and Enlargement countries. He will also sign a new agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to set up, jointly with the German government, a new Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Energy Efficiency in Ukraine. Moreover Commissioner Mimica will co-host the annual ministerial roundtable event on "Improving Opportunities and Human Capital through Social Safety Nets" and speak at the World Bank-World Health Organisation flagship event "Towards Universal Health Coverage: Tackling the Health Financing Crisis to End Poverty".

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