On 23 March, King Charles III officially opened the new headquarters of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London’s Canary Wharf district.
The King unveiled a plaque commemorating his visit and met members of the Bank’s Board of Directors, senior management and members of the staff, including those from Ukraine and Türkiye, during his time at the new HQ.
King Charles was also presented with a landscape painting by a 16-year-old Ukrainian girl, Sofia Franchuk from Tarashcha, from an exhibition organised by staff in aid of the Kids and Art for Ukraine charity.
The EBRD was founded in 1991 at the end of the Cold War to build open market economies and promote private enterprise in the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
The EBRD is the largest institutional investor in Ukraine. Last year, under wartime conditions and responding to the country’s urgent needs, it deployed €1.7 billion there, plus almost €200 million more from partner banks.
Find out more
More campaign pages:
Interested in the latest news and opportunities?
This website is managed by the EU-funded Regional Communication Programme for the Eastern Neighbourhood ('EU NEIGHBOURS east’), which complements and supports the communication of the Delegations of the European Union in the Eastern partner countries, and works under the guidance of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and the European External Action Service. EU NEIGHBOURS east is implemented by a B&S Europe-led consortium. It is part of the larger Neighbourhood Communication Programme (2020-2024) for the EU's Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood, which also includes 'EU NEIGHBOURS south’ project that runs the EU Neighbours portal.
The information on this site is subject to a Disclaimer and Protection of personal data. © European Union,