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EIB opens office in Sarajevo to enhance financing activities in Bosnia and Montenegro

Christian Fernsby |
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is enhancing its local presence in the Western Balkans by opening a desk office in Sarajevo.

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It is based at the EU Delegation and will be led by Sandrine Friscia as EIB Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.

The main goal of the new office is to support EIB financing activity in the context of the Economic Resilience Initiative (ERI), working closely with the operational team based in Luxembourg and collaborating with the EU delegations to implement joint actions in the two countries.

At the same time, Alessandro Bragonzi has been appointed EIB Representative for Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia, based in Tirana at the EU Delegation.

The two Representatives, together with the already active Regional Office in Belgrade, map out the EIB’s presence in the Western Balkans and its commitment to bring the region even closer to the European Union.

Sandrine Friscia was officially introduced at a reception in presence of the EU Ambassador H.E. Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, the EIB Head of Division in charge of Western Balkans, Croatia and Slovenia, Matteo Rivellini, and of the Head of the EIB Regional Office for the Western Balkans, Dubravka Negre.

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