Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ call with EBRD President Odile Renaud–Basso

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a conference call this evening with the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Odile Renaud-Basso.

During the call the Prime Minister and the EBRD President pointed out the excellent cooperation between Greece and the EBRD, as well as the importance of investments for the development of the Greek economy, with a focus on the creation of new and well-paid jobs.

They also discussed boosting EBRD financing, especially for the private and financial sector, as well as the institution’s contribution to projects connected to the Recovery Fund which are under planning and to public-private partnerships (PPPs), which are in the final stage of planning.

They also focused on the energy sector and the shift away from lignite, as well as on further reinforcing synergies with the Hellenic Development Bank in terms of financing products.

On the side of the Greek government the call was attended by the Minister of Finance Christos Staikouras, the Minister of Development and Investments Adonis Georgiadis, Deputy Development and Investments Minister Yiannis Tsakiris and the head of the Prime Minister’s economic bureau, Alexis Patelis.

For the EBRD the call was also attended by the First Vice President and Head of Client Services Group, Jürgen Rigterink; the EBRD Vice President, Policy and Partnerships, Pierre Heilbronn; the EBRD Vice President, Banking, Alain Pilloux; the regional Managing Director, Charlotte Ruhe; the Head of Greece, Andreea Moraru; the Alternate Board Director for Portugal/Greece/San Marino/India, Dimitris Metaxas-Trikardos; and the Deputy Director for governance and political affairs, Oleg Levitin.