Future of the euro area

Future of the euro area

Virtual panel   London   Europe
  Wed 27 May 2020 13:40 - 16:45

The Covid-19 health crisis prompted governments to respond with far-reaching packages, along with Europe-wide measures. This has opened new questions on the future of the euro area. Looking at how the external shock has highlighted structural issues at European level, this seminar discusses solidarity and Eurogroup response compared with the role of national governments. It considers the role of fiscal response alongside monetary policy and the European Central Bank bond-buying package. Further topics include the steps towards recovery, establishing a more integrated fiscal framework, central bank toolkits and how the ‘European green deal’ could provide stimulus.

UK time:

13.40 – 13:55 Registration and speaker set up

13:55 – 14:00 Welcome

14:00 – 14:30 Keynote address: Euro area’s response to the crisis – Marco Buti, Director General, Economic and Financial affairs, European Commission

14:30 – 15:30 Session I: Response to the crisis

15:30 – 15:45 Break

15:45 – 16:45 Session II: Steps towards recovery

16:45 – 16:55 Closing remarks

Speakers include:


Keynote address and session one

Session two

Full speech by Paolo Gentiloni, Commissioner for Economy, European Commission

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