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A European response to the coronavirus crisis with Paolo Gentiloni

This is the second event in our series with the Financial Times, where Paolo Gentiloni will discuss the European response to the coronavirus crisis.

Date: April 6, 2020, 2:30 pm Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance

livestream on 6 april @ 14:30 CEST

The COVID-19 pandemic intensifies and Europe has become one of its epicentres. There is a need for a common and significant European response to the health situation and the related economic crisis. However, strong controversy among EU countries surrounds the issue of what that response should be.

On the eve of the Eurogroup meeting that will discuss such a European response, the European Commissioner for Economy, Paolo Gentiloni will be in a 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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Schedule

Apr 6, 2020

14:30-15:30

Conversation among speakers

Chair: Guntram B. Wolff, Director, Bruegel

Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner for the Economy

Mehreen Khan, Brussels correspondent, Financial Times

Speakers

Paolo Gentiloni

European Commissioner for the Economy

Mehreen Khan

Brussels correspondent, Financial Times

Guntram B. Wolff

Director, Bruegel

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

[email protected]

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