Press releases



On 7 May 2019 in Sarajevo, the Western Balkans Enterprise Development & Innovation Facility (WB EDIF) held its second SME Forum in the region. The Forum, hosted by the EBRD and coordinated by the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF), brought together key stakeholders from the private and public sector, Chambers of commerce, International Financing Institutions and entrepreneurs to discuss the challenges and opportunities for SMEs in the Western Balkans to grow and develop.


EIB Group reaffirms commitment to financing in the Western Balkans

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Group has confirmed its role as one of the leading international financiers in the Western Balkans. It has signed EUR 6.4 billion of loans since 2006 and reimbursed around EUR 1.2 billion to projects in the region only in the last two years. An EIB Group delegation, led by EIB President Werner Hoyer and EIB Vice-President Dario Scannapieco has participated yesterday in the Western Balkans Summit in Trieste (Italy). In several meetings and the official dinner with heads of states and governments, the EIB representatives reaffirmed their commitment to further support the region on its path towards European integration.

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Gala opening of the Permanent Secretariat of the WB6 Chamber Investment Forum

On the occasion of the fourth Western Balkans Summit that was held in Trieste on 12 July 2017, the Western Balkans Chamber Investment Forum (WB CIF) and the Chamber of Commerce Venezia Giulia organized a Gala Opening of the Permanent Secretariat of the WB6 CIF and a Panel discussion of renowned business leaders from the region.

The Chambers Investment Forum shall be a key partner for cooperation with WB EDIF going forward.

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