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Food for Thought Series: From Reform to Growth – The Post-Crisis EU Economy With OECD Senior Economist Eckhard Wurzel


02 Apr 2014 11:00 to 12:45


Rue du Commerce 20
1st Floor
1000  Brussels


Euro & Finance

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Event Description

The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies cordially invites you to a new Food for Thought event entitled ‘From Reform to Growth – The Post-Crisis EU Economy’.

Since 2008 the performance of the EU economy has been defined by its response to the economic and financial crises which have fundamentally altered the global economic landscape. The EU economy is now slowly recovering and those member states in official support programmes are continuing to return to a growth path through the implementation of a comprehensive reform agenda. In light of the European elections in May 2014 a renewed focus on the medium- and long- term challenges facing the EU economy is required.

Together with OECD expert Eckhard Wurzel, the Martens Centre will discuss the EU’s positioning in a global economy increasingly influenced by faster growing non-European states. Join us in a debate aiming to tackle the following questions: how will the EU maintain its competitiveness in the competitive global marketplace?  Can the implementation of fiscal consolidation measures in the EU be consistent with longer term growth objectives? What will the role of the financial markets be in this post-crisis setting?




12:30-13:00       Lunch and registration

13:00-13:05       Welcome by Tomi Huhtanen, Director, Martens Centre

13:05-13:15       Eckhard Wurzel, Senior Economist, EU, Euro Area, the OECD

13:15-13:25       Ivana Maletić, MEP, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs 

13:25-13:35       Andreas Schwab, MEP, Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

13:35-13:45       Gunnar Hökmark, MEP, Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

13:45-14:45       Q&A moderated by Roland Freudenstein, Head of Research and Deputy Director, Martens Centre


Please register for the event here.



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