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Board Chairperson Ilona Gulchak take part in Eurofi High Level Seminar

News - April 24, 2015

Eurofi organizes its High Level Seminar 2015 „Fostering growth in a highly indebted EU environment” in association with the Latvian EU Council Presidency in Riga on 22-24 April 2015. The main topics are the evolving role of banks in the EU economy, regulation of the EU financial sector, and others. The Chairperson of the Board and a member of the Council of the Association of Commercial Banks of Latvia Ilona Gulchak also participates in the event.

The seminar brought together high-level public authority speakers and industry speakers on behalf of -- among others -- European financial institutions, national central banks and ministries of finance, ECB, EIB, multilateral development banks (MDBs), and ECAIs. The Governor of the Bank of Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics and Minister of Finance of Latvia Janis Reirs will deliver opening remarks. Vice President of the European Commission for the Euro and Social Dialogue, former Prime Minister of Latvia, Valdis Dombrovskis will deliver keynote speech.

„For the financial sector participants, the high-level meetings are an excellent opportunity to hear opinions from top representatives of the finance industry and of the public authorities who make key decisions at the pan-European level. From my point of view, the meetings can spur global changes aimed at achieving greater stability of the financial system, enhancing competitive advantage and ensuring long-term growth,” I. Gulchak said.

Eurofi is European think tank dedicated to financial services and platform for exchanges between the financial services industry and the public authorities addressing issues related to the evolution of financial regulation.

The main objectives of Eurofi are to help industry and public decision-makers reach a common understanding of possible evolutions required in the regulation and supervision of financial services and to open the way to legislative or industry-driven solutions that may enhance the safety and effectiveness of the EU financial sector and its contribution to economic growth.

Eurofi acts in a general interest perspective, facilitating exchanges of views between diverse financial industry players and the public authorities. These exchanges are prepared by objective fact finding and issue analyses.

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