COVID-19 has caused a resurgence of the role of the state. State ownership can help reduce effects from shocks to the economy but state-owned firms often suffer from weak governance and lack of innovation. What role should state owned firms and banks play and how can their management be improved?
How is the Vienna Initiative evolving to respond to the crisis caused by COVID-19?
This event will feature the presentation of the 2019 EBRD Transition report, which focuses on governance in the EBRD regions.
What are the priorities of for Central and Eastern Europe in view of the challenges facing Europe in 2019?
Improvement in institutional quality, particularly concerning the rule of law, is the most essential and urgent structural reform the EU can make. Without it, the obtrusive lack of trust in the EU – which has thus far hampered expansionary and reformist efforts – will persist.