Past Event

What help is needed for the EU neighbourhood to come through the COVID-19 crisis?

At this event European Commissioner Várhelyi and EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti will discuss what Europe is doing to help it's neighbourhood respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

Date: May 12, 2020, 3:00 pm Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance

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COVID-19 has caused a global crisis and is also having an impact in Europe’s neighbourhood. How are the EU and EBRD helping with the response in the neighbourhood and beyond? Following the EU-Western Balkans Summit, what is being done to support the region and how can regional co-operation help? How is Europe working to help it’s partners and countries from Eastern to Southern Europe? What policy responses are most effective?

At this event Maria Demertzis was joined by Olivér Várhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement and Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development for a discussion on these issues.

Schedule

May 12, 2020

15:00-16:00

Conversation

Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

Olivér Várhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement

Q&A through Sli.do

Speakers

Sir Suma Chakrabarti

President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Maria Demertzis

Deputy Director

Olivér Várhelyi

European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

[email protected]

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