European Commission’s participation at the G20, G7, IMF / World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington

Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Moscovici are participating in the IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings, which take place in Washington DC, from 6 to 9 October. In particular, they will take part in the IMF International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) meetings on 7-8 October. This Committee proposes policy responses with regard to the global economy and institutional issues, focusing on the role that the IMF has to play: Vice-President Dombrovskis will represent the Commission in the IMFC Plenary sessions. Commissioner Moscovici will then represent the Commission at the G20 meetings, where the agenda includes a session on the global economy, a session on tax, beneficial ownership, anti-money laundering and a session on the upcoming German G20 Presidency. On 7 October, Commissioner Moscovici will participate in the G7 Finance Ministerial and Central Bank Governors meeting. In addition to key meetings, both Commission members will attend a variety of high-level bilateral meetings. Vice-President Dombrovskis will meet, among others, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, Scott Morrison, Treasurer of Australia, and Yi Gang, Vice-Governor of People’s Bank of China. Commissioner Moscovici will meet in particular with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF, Jack Lew, United-States Secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary-General. Further, they will have speaking engagements in Washington DC. On 6 October, Vice-President Dombrovskis will deliver a keynote speech on the European economy at the Peterson Institute. This event will be webstreamed on the Peterson Institute website. Commissioner Moscovici will discuss the future of Europe after Brexit at an event organised by the Atlantic Council.