FIA with the banking sector

27 June

On June 19, 2024, the EU Delegation and the Albanian Association of Banks (AAB) jointly hosted a meeting with representatives from DG NEAR to discuss the WBIF Private Sector Blending and the EFSD+ Guarantee. Representatives from AAB member banks participated in the discussions. DG NEAR representatives outlined the European Commission’s focus areas and presented both current and upcoming financial instruments, including guarantees and credit lines, available to support these initiatives. The bank representatives shared insights on market opportunities, trends, barriers, existing WBIF programs, and future needs.

Participants agreed to have more meetings in the future where to discuss even in more details with other IFSs about their programs.