External speakers

Margrethe Vestager

European Commissioner for Competition

Margrethe Vestager, age 50, is EU Commissioner for Competition. She previously served as Minister for Economic Affairs and the Interior (2011-14) and Minister for Education (1998-2001) of Denmark, and as President of the ECOFIN Council (2012). She was Political leader of the Danish Social Liberal Party (2007-14), and has worked for the Danish Ministry of Finance (1993-95). Ms. Vestager holds an MSc in Economics (University of Copenhagen).

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Fighting fear with factfulness – and engagement

Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, delivered the keynote speech at Bruegel's Annual Dinner 2018, held on 3 September 2018.

By: Margrethe Vestager Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: September 3, 2018
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Margrethe Vestager's speech at Bruegel's event "European competition policy and the energy transition"

This even took place on 12th October 2015 and featured a discussion about the role of European competition policy in the energy market, and especially its potential impact on the transition to a low-carbon energy sector.

By: Margrethe Vestager Topic: Energy & Climate Date: October 12, 2015