Oettinger to discuss EU's budget with key partners

During his trip to the US, the Commissioner will meet with numerous key multilateral partners.

Photo: EPA German EU Commissioner for budget and human resources Guenther Oettinger

European Commissioner in charge of budget and human resources Guenther H. Oettinger will be in New York and Washington on 1 and 2 October to discuss the EU's long-term budget for the period 2021-2027 with key multilateral partners. "In the next long-term budget of the EU, we are seeking to further intensify our cooperation with international partners in order to maximise the impact of our funding, especially in areas like international development and humanitarian aid," Commissioner Oettinger said ahead of his visit.

During his first day in the US, the Commissioner will be in New York to meet Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme; Jan Beagle, United Nations' Under-Secretary-General for Management and Atul Khare, United Nations' Under-Secretary-General for Field Support. He will also have a meeting with representatives of New York City banks to be hosted by the EU-US Chambers of Commerce.

On 2 October, the Commissioner will be in Washington to meet Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank; Manuela Ferro, World Bank Vice President of Operations Policy and Country Services, Axel van Trotsenburg, World Bank Vice President of Development Finance, as well as World Bank EU Executive Directors. Mr Oettinger will also meet Martin Mühleisen, Director of the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department of the International Monetary Fund, and Steffen Meyer, President of the group of EU Member States at the International Monetary Fund, (EURIMF), and German Executive Director.

He will participate in a roundtable "Changing Transatlantic Relations and Future Orientations for the European Union" at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

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