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An EU budget for Europe's future with Johannes Hahn

How do we make the EU fit for future?


Video recording

The COVID-19 health and financial crisis has brought about disruption to the path Europe had set out for itself to become braver, greener and fairer.

At this event, Zsolt Darvas of Bruegel and Mehreen Khan of the Financial Times are in conversation with Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Budget and Administration.

The COVID-19 pandemic confronts the EU with an unprecedented health and economic crisis. In this discussion, we will look at how the European Commission’s proposal for the next multiannual EU budget and its ambitious recovery plan will not only ensure that we overcome the crisis but prepare us at the same time to be more resilient for the next ones to come. However, more importantly, we will examine how the crisis also constitutes an opportunity to make the EU fit for the future by implementing reforms and investing in the green and digital transformation of its economy and society.

This event is part of a series of talks and debates with Europe’s political leaders jointly organised by the Financial Times and Bruegel.

This event was online only.