The Governor of the National Bank, Anita Angelovska Bezhoska, has recently been elected member of the Supervisory Board of the Vienna Initiative 2, as representative of the six countries from the Southeast European region that are not yet members of the European Union (EU). Within the Vienna Initiative 2, she has an active role in advocating the interests of the region in front of the representatives of international financial institutions, and global and regional banks in this part of Europe.
Today and tomorrow, Governor Angelovska Bezhoska will participate in two important events hosted by the Initiative. First, she will take part in the conference marking the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Vienna Initiative, and will be a panelist at the panel dedicated to the challenges of cross-border banking. She will then participate in the traditional forum of the Initiative, where she will discuss about the development of the banking sector in the Western Balkans, in the context of the economic situation in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CESEE).
The Vienna Initiative 2 builds on the success of the Vienna Initiative 1, which was established at the height of the global financial and economic crisis of 2008/09. It again uses a private-public sector platform, which brings together key international financial institutions, the European Commission and relevant EU institutions, global and regional banks operating through their subsidiaries and branches in CESEE, as well as regulatory authorities in several European countries, including non-EU countries. Through coordinated measures and actions as well as effective collaboration of these institutions, the Vienna Initiative 2 aims to safeguard and strengthen financial stability and prevent systemic banking crises in this part of Europe.
The election of Governor Angelovska Bezhoska as a member of the Supervisory Board of the Initiative is yet another confirmation of the credibility of our central bank in the international professional circles.
Angelovska Bezhoska, besides in the conference and the Vienna Initiative 2 forum, will also participate in a number of meetings with high representatives of several central banks from Europe and international financial institutions, as well as representatives of the European Commission.
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