Ex-Slovenian PM Gets EIB VP Post

    The European Investment Bank’s board of governors has appointed Anton Rop as vice president and member of the EIB management committee. He will assume office on Aug. 18. 

    Rop will perform supervisory roles for EIB operations in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. He will also be involved in monitoring the financing of the trans-European transport and energy networks, according to an EIB press release. 

    The Slovenian national will likewise work as an alternate governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where EIB is a shareholder.

    Rop was a deputy in the National Assembly of Slovenia, heading the Committee on Finance and Monetary Policy. He was the fourth prime minister of Slovenia, serving from 2002 to 2004. He also headed Slovenia’s Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Labor, Family and Social Affairs. 

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