Meeting with Rolf Wenzel, Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank
"I expressed my support for the work of the Bank and its role in mitigating the impact of the financial crisis in its countries of operation. The Governor and I agreed that structural cooperation between the EU, the CEB and other financial institutions is important and should be fostered", said Commissioner Füle. "I also stressed the Commission's intention to put more emphasis on financial support towards socio-economic development in the countries benefiting from pre-accession assistance (IPA) as well as those participating in the European Neighbourhood Policy. We both agreed that the Bank's experience in social sector projects would be of great benefit", he concluded.
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