Past Event

Launch of the Memos to the new EU leadership

Recording of the live stream of the event. The new Commission, European Parliament and President of the European Council will enter office at a challenging time for Europe, the EU and the Commission itself. The results of the European elections, combined with the ongoing economic challenges, clearly call for the delivery of effective change and […]

Date: Sep 4 - Topic:

Recording of the live stream of the event.

The new Commission, European Parliament and President of the European Council will enter office at a challenging time for Europe, the EU and the Commission itself. The results of the European elections, combined with the ongoing economic challenges, clearly call for the delivery of effective change and impacting measures.

At this event Bruegel launched its Memos on Europe’s economic priorities for the next mandate of the European Institutions. These Memos, addressed to the next Presidents of the European Institutions and to new European Commissioners, are written by different Bruegel Scholars and focus on the crucial economic aspects of the EU policy-making.

Focusing on the most important economic questions at the EU level, the individual memos are intended to be a strategic to do list, outlining the state of affairs, the key challenges and priorities our individual scholars consider central in the next five years.

Programme Download

10:00 Welcome by Guntram Wolff, Director of Bruegel

10:15-10:30 Presentation of Memos to the three EU Presidents

  • Scholars presentations: André Sapir and Guntram Wolff
  • Discussant: Peter Spiegel, Brussels Bureau Chief

10:30-11:30 Which way for growth?

Presentation of memos to Commissioners for Single Market, Digital Agenda, Competition Policy, Research Policy

  • Scholars presentations: Mario Mariniello and Reinhilde Veugelers
  • Discussants: Wolfgang Kopf, Senior Vice President for Public and Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Telekom and Antoine Aubert Head of Brussels Policy Team, Google
  • Moderator: André Sapir

11:30-12:00 The macro-financial agenda

Presentation of memos to Commissioners for Economic and Monetary Affairs and for Financial Services

  • Scholars presentations: Zsolt Darvas and Nicolas Veron
  • Discussant: Rebecca Christie, Reporter, Bloomberg
  • Moderator: Guntram B. Wolff

12:00 – 12:45 Global challenges

Presentation of memos to Commissioners for Trade Policy, Neighborhood Policy, Climate Policy, Energy Policy and Migration Policy

  • Scholars presentations: André Sapir, Georg Zachmann and Rainer Münz
  • Discussants: Suman Bery, Chief Economist, Shell
  • Moderator: Reinhilde Veugelers

IN PARALLEL Press Corners organized for in-depth interviews between scholars and the press

12.45 Sandwich Lunch

Event materials

Visit EU2DO to read the Memos to the new EU leadership

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Practical details

  • Venue: The Hotel, Boulvard de Waterloo 38, 1000 Brussels
  • Time: Thursday 4 September 2014, 10.00-12.45.
  • Contact: Matilda Sevón, Events Manager – [email protected]