European Association of Public Banks (EAPB) Outlines Clear Path Forward for Enhanced Member Activities and Collaboration

Brussels, July 4 - The European Association of Public Banks (EAPB) concluded its recent General Assembly hosted by Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) in Warsaw with a renewed focus and a strategic vision to empower its members and drive positive change. The event witnessed active participation from esteemed delegates, including the President of the EAPB, Ms. Lidwin van Velden, who praised BGK for their outstanding efforts in supporting refugees from Ukraine and acknowledged the need for joint efforts in the reconstruction process.

Recognizing the urgent need to combat climate change and its adverse effects, the EAPB highlighted the importance of transitioning to cleaner energies and adapting to the new climate reality, taking into account the social impact on populations. The EAPB emphasized the role of European promotional and public banks and called for an appropriate legal framework that supports their promotional activities. In particular, the EAPB expressed its commitment to engaging with the European Commission to improve the sustainable finance framework and ensure the practical manageability of the taxonomy.

The EAPB stressed the importance of unity, support, and inspiration among its members to effectively fulfill their societal mission. By providing platforms for focused activities, enhanced member involvement, and improved exchange forums, the Association aims to foster collaboration and facilitate the sharing of best practices among its members.

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