The FT joins Bruegel for a series of talks and debates with Europe’s political leaders. Journalists from the FT, along with Bruegel’s scholars, explore the challenges and opportunities for the continent. These events will be livestreamed on this page.


Democracy in the time of COVID-19 with Věra Jourová - 14 May

At this online event Věra Jourová, Vice President for Values and Transparency at the European Commission will be in conversation with Michael Leigh, Senior Fellow at Bruegel and Sam Fleming, Brussels Bureau Chief of the Financial Times. They will discuss the risks that COVID-19 poses to democracy and how to tackle misinformation about the crisis.
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European Industrial Policy in times of coronavirus with Thierry Breton

At this online event, Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Internal Market discussed the European industrial strategy in face of the coronavirus with Sam Fleming, Brussels bureau chief of the Financial Times, and Bruegel’s Director Guntram Wolff

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A European response to the coronavirus crisis with Paolo Gentiloni - 6 April 2020

On the eve of the Eurogroup meeting that discussed a European response to the coronavirus crisis, the European Commissioner for Economy, Paolo Gentiloni was in conversation with Mehreen Khan, EU Correspondent at the FT and Bruegel’s Director Guntram Wolff to discuss how Europe can respond to the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis.

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The role of Cohesion policy in the fight against COVID-19 with Elisa Ferreira - 21 April

At this event Elisa Ferreira, European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms was in conversation with Jim Brunsden of the FT and Bruegel’s Deputy Director, Maria Demertzis to discuss how the EU can mobilise cohesion policy to make funds available for those who need it the most during the coronacrisis.
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Tackling the rise of cybercrime amid COVID-19 with Ylva Johansson - 23 April

Cyber-criminals, fraudsters, organized crime groups and pedophiles are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic.

At this event Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner for Home Affairs, will be in conversation with the Financial Times and Bruegel’s Director Guntram Wolff, to discuss what the EU can do to protect citizens against these threats.

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