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Can the current crisis help to create a more sovereign and more effective European Union?

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Organised jointly by the German Federal Ministry of Finance and CEPS in the context of the German EU Council Presidency. The Covid-19 crisis, climate change and digitalisation: the challenges facing the EU are manifold, and cannot be mastered by any single Member State alone. We need to think about how to strengthen the European Union, both internally and as a global actor. Focusing on essential policy areas, the closed-door web conference will explore how improving structures at EU level and (re-)prioritising EU spending can help to increase the value-added of EU policy action, and thereby provide European public goods. In the context of the EU Recovery Plan, a special focus will be on how Member States’ Recovery and Resilience Plans can help promote this agenda. Closing remarks delivered by Jakob von Weizsäcker, Chief Economist, German Ministry of Finance and Daniel Gros, Member of the Board and Distinguished Fellow, CEPS

This public session concludes a day of discussions on Europe's role in pandemic prevention, climate change and digital, held earlier that day in an "Ideas Lab" format and on invitation only.

Jörg Kukies, State Secretary for Financial market policy and European policy, Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany
João Nuno Mendes, Secretary of State for Finance, Ministry of Finance, Portugal
Harold James, Professor of European Studies, History and International Affairs, Princeton University
Yu Jie, Senior Research Fellow on China, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House
Jana Puglierin, Head of the Berlin Office and Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR

Moderator: Katharina Gnath, Senior Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung


This event is free and open to the public, but you must register to gain access to the ZOOM meeting.

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December 11th, 2020 2:00 PM   through   3:30 PM
CEPS (online),
Place du Congrès 1,
1000 Brussels,
Phone: +32 2 2293911
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Responsible Mr. Daniel Gros
Secretary Ms. Veselina Georgieva

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