Europe's economic future

Discussing June’s EU elections and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s campaign for a new term.

Publishing date
29 May 2024

Bruegel and the Financial Times partnered up to host a debate featuring lead candidates from major EU political parties on EU economic issues, namely growth, the single market, economic security and the EU budget. The participants of the debate were:

  • Sandro Gozi, Renew Europe Now
  • Ursula von der Leyen, The European People's Party
  • Nicolas Schmit, the Party of European Socialists
  • Anders Vistisen, Identity and Democracy Party

In this episode of The Sound of Economics, Rebecca Christie sits down with Bruegel Senior fellow Maria Demertzis, FT Brussels bureau chief Henry Foy, also moderators of the debate, to unpack the views they gathered from the event, discuss how the elections are likely to turn out and what will happen afterwards. 

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