External speakers

Maarten Verwey

Director General, European Commission, DG ECFIN

Maarten Verwey started his career in the European Commission in 2011 as deputy Director General for Economic and Financial Affairs.

In 2015 he became Director General of the Structural Reform Support Service (now DG REFORM).

He has been Director General for Economic and Financial Affairs since 1 February 2020.

Before coming to the Commission, he was director of foreign financial relations in the Dutch Ministry of Finance.

In these various capacities, he contributed to several important European initiatives. These include the creation of the EFSF and the ESM, the adjustment programme for Cyprus, the creation of banking union, the investment plan for Europe (Juncker plan) and most recently Next Generation EU.

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How to spend it? A closer look at the recovery plans

In this event, participants will take a closer look at the recovery plans submitted by EU countries.

Speakers: Zsolt Darvas and Maarten Verwey Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels