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Conference: Fiscal Rules and Fiscal Councils — Strengthening Fiscal Governance in the Western Balkans

December 18-20, 2023
Western Balkans Strengthening Fiscal Governance

Building strong fiscal institutions across the Western Balkan countries is important in ensuring the sustainability of public finances, and it is also aligned with the countries’ European Union accession aspirations. The World Bank Group is committed to supporting the region in strengthening their institutional frameworks for fiscal policy, with the support from the European Union Trust Fund on Strengthening Fiscal Governance in the Western Balkan Countries.

A two-day conference on Fiscal Rules and Fiscal Councils— Strengthening Fiscal Governance in the Western Balkans and a half-day workshop with fiscal councils from the Western Balkans will be held on December 18-20, 2023, in Vienna, Austria. The conference will convene senior officials on fiscal policy from the Western Balkans, the World Bank, European Commission, European Fiscal Board, Fiscal Councils from selected EU countries, Network of EU Independent Fiscal Institutions, Eurostat, and other development partners. The objective is to generate and share knowledge on practical approaches to designing fiscal rules and the operational challenges in establishing and maintaining effective fiscal councils.


  • Dates: December 18-20, 2023
  • Venue: Praterstrasse 31, Vienna