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The Sound of Economics Live: The State of the Union going forward

In the first Sound of Economics Live episode after summer we look at the State of the Union address delivered by Ursula von der Leyen.

Date: September 16, 2020, 12:30 pm Topic: Energy & Climate


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On 16 September Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, will deliver the State of the Union address before the European Parliament. In addition to looking back at the past year she will present the priorities for the year ahead, focusing on initiatives such as the European Green Deal and the Digital Strategy. These will be crucial to the economic recovery and to building a more resilient, sustainable, fair and prosperous Europe.

In this episode of The Sound of Economics Live, Giuseppe Porcaro will host Guntram Wolff, André Sapir, and other experts to evaluate the State of the Union address.

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Schedule

Sep 16, 2020

12:30-13:15

Conversation

Chair: Giuseppe Porcaro, Head of Outreach and Governance

Alicia García-Herrero, Senior Fellow

André Sapir, Senior Fellow

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

Speakers

Giuseppe Porcaro

Head of Outreach and Governance

André Sapir

Senior Fellow

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Alicia García-Herrero

Senior Fellow

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

[email protected]

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