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Intereconomics conference: Redesigning EU Fiscal Rules after COVID-19

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Each year, CEPS and Intereconomics – Review of European Economic Policy host a joint conference on a particular topic of current interest. The title of this year’s edition is “Redesigning EU Fiscal Rules after COVID-19” and includes the following topics:


The Economics of Fiscal Rules and Debt Sustainability

Government debt levels have increased dramatically since the outbreak of the pandemic. EU fiscal rules have been temporarily suspended, and the persisting low interest rate environment seems to remain favourable to loose fiscal policy. As inflation starts to rise, the ultra-accommodative monetary policy may reach its limits. How sustainable will government debt be once ECB support is withdrawn? Who will foot the bill?


What type of fiscal rules does the EU need in the post COVID-19?

As confidence that the pandemic is under control increases and more normal times ensue, the suspension of the EU fiscal rules will come to an end. Which type of fiscal rules does the euro area need? Should a "golden rule" be added to the current framework? Would a more radical change be desirable? What kind of new fiscal framework can benefit from a large political support? To what extent do national political dynamics (e.g., electoral outcome in Germany, upcoming elections in France or the position of the new Hanseatic league) going to shape the debate?

November 30th, 2021 2:00 PM through  4:45 PM
CEPS (online),
Place du Congrès 1,
1000 Brussels,
Phone: +32 2 2293911
Event Info
Meeting ref
Responsible Ms. Cinzia Alcidi
Secretary Ms. Veselina Georgieva