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11 July 2017, 10.00 am – 12.00 am (Central European Time)

Where: The Brussels Press Club Europe, Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels


The panel will address the following questions:

What is the state of play of both private and public investments in the Balkans and the Black Sea area?

Which financial instruments are available in the Member States and non-Member States of the area?

How can the Regions and local authorities boost development and cross-border cooperation projects?


09.30 – 10.00   Registration

10.00 – 10.10   Opening Remarks by the moderator

10.10 – 10.20   Eleni Marianou, Secretary General of the CPMR

10.20 – 10.30  Dietmar Dumlich, Head of Division in the Central and Eastern European department, European Investment Bank (EIB)

10.30 – 10.40 Gwilym Jones, Head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) representative office in Brussels

10.40 – 10.50  Kyriakos Loufakis, President of the Greek International Business Association (SEVE)

10.50 – 11.00  Alim Hasanov, Economic Officer at the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB)

11.00 – 11.40  Open discussion between the speakers and participants

11.40 – 11.50  Closing Remarks by the moderator

Moderation:  Nikos Lampropoulos, Editor of EurActiv Greece

Debate and questions from the panel will follow the presentations of the speakers

Coordination: EurActiv Greece

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