As Chairman of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Board of Governors, European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, will chair its 28th Annual General Meeting. This takes place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 May.
He will deliver a keynote address at the opening session on Wednesday morning and chair the plenary session in the afternoon. The Annual General Meeting is expected to start the preparatory work for the Strategic Capital Framework 2021-2025 as well as adopt the Annual Review 2018 and the Strategy Implementation Plan 2019-2021. Furthermore, the election of the Chair and Vice Chairs for 2019-2020 will take place.
Vice-President Katainen will also meet bilaterally with EBRD President, Suma Chakrabarti, as well as the Austrian Minister of Finance, Hartwig Löger, and the German State Secretary, Jörg Kukies.