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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations
News article9 April 2019Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

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

Vice-President Dombrovskis, Commissioner Hahn, Commissioner Mimica and Commissioner Moscovici travel this week to Washington DC (USA) for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring Meetings on 10-13 April.

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Vice-President Dombrovskis, Commissioner Hahn, Commissioner Mimica and Commissioner Moscovici travel this week to Washington DC (USA) for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring Meetings on 10-13 April. The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meetings will also be held in the margins of this meeting. Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, Financial Services and Financial Stability, Valdis Dombrovskis will meet a number of government and business leaders, including Mr Steven Mnuchin, United States Secretary of the Treasury; Ms Oksana Markarova, Minister of Finance of Ukraine; Mr Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council of the United States; Mr Randal K. Quarles, Vice Chair for Supervision of the Federal Reserve and Mr Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York City. The Vice-President will also deliver a keynote speech at the Economic Club of New York conference, participate in the Atlantic Council discussion on "The EU and Brexit" and in the Climate Finance Ministerial meeting. Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn will participate in the High Level Meeting with the European and International Financial Institutions and will have a series of bilateral meetings including with Mr Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Mr Philippe Le Houérou, Chief Executive Officer of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). He will meet with senior representatives of the US government including Dr Fiona Hill, Senior Director at the National Security Council (NSC), Jason Greenblatt, Special Representative for International Negotiations, and Kurt Volker, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations. The Commissioner will deliver on Thursday a keynote speech on the Eastern Partnership at the Atlantic Council. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica will participate in a number of high-level events focused, amongst others, on the Europe-Africa Alliance, on financing for development, education, the implementation of the sustainable development goals and investment in human capital. He will have bilateral meetings with a number of interlocutors, such as Mr David R Malpass, president of the World Bank, and Mr Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank. Commissioner Mimica will furthermore sign new financing agreements with international partners, the details of which will be made public in due time. Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Union, Pierre Moscovici will meet, amongst others, Mr Steven Mnuchin, United States Secretary of the Treasury; Mr Liu Kun, Minister of Finance of China; Mr Jerome Powell, Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve, Mr Paulo Guedes, Minister for Finance of Brazil; Mr Taro Aso, Minister for Finance of Japan and Mr Zied Laâdhari, Minister for Development, Investment and International Cooperation of Tunisia. While in Washington DC, Commissioner Moscovici will also take part in a debate at the Peterson Institute for International Economics on “The future of European integration after 20 years of the Euro”.

For more information:

Annika Breidthardt – Tel.: +32 229 56153
Maja Kocijancic – Tel.: +32 229 86570
Carlos Martin Ruiz de Gordejuela – Tel.: +32 229 65322
Vanessa Mock – Tel.: +32 229 56194

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