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Democracy in the times of COVID-19 with Věra Jourová

How can Europe uphold its democratic values while fighting COVID-19?

Date: May 14, 2020, 12:30 pm Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance

The crisis response to the COVID-19 pandemic has to balance the need to defeat the virus with safeguarding democracy and citizens rights and freedoms. How can we protect the privacy of Europe’s population while tracking the virus? How can we counter the disinformation that is being spread about COVID-19 and preserve freedom of expression? What will be the state of European democracies after the crisis is gone? Are there only risks or also opportunities for Europe?

At this event Věra Jourová, European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency, was in conversation with Michael Leigh, senior fellow at Bruegel and Sam Fleming Brussels bureau chief of the Financial Times.

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

Schedule

May 14, 2020

12:30-13:30

Conversation

Sam Fleming, Brussels bureau chief, Financial Times

Věra Jourová, Vice-President for Values and Transparency, European Commission

Michael Leigh, Senior Fellow

Q&A on www.sli.do

Speakers

Sam Fleming

Brussels bureau chief, Financial Times

Věra Jourová

Vice-President for Values and Transparency, European Commission

Michael Leigh

Senior Fellow

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

[email protected]

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