Regional development banks

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was founded in 1991 in response to the changes in Central and Eastern Europe. It supports the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in the transition to democratic structures and a market economy.

Through its investment, it promotes the private and public sector, strengthens financial institutes and legal systems, and assists infrastructure projects in the fields of traffic and transport, energy and telecommunications.

The EBRD also provides Technical Cooperation. It is the largest private investor in the countries of the region. The Bank's share capital amounts to 20 billion euros, of which Germany holds 8.52 per cent.

The support measures of the EBRD depend on the efforts of recipient countries to create democratic and pluralist structures.

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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 / 20 / 73 38 60 00
Fax: +44 / 20 / 73 38 61 00

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