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Bruegel Annual Meetings 2017

The Annual Meetings are Bruegel’s flagship event. They offer a mixture of large public debates and small private sessions about key issues in European and global economics. In a series of high-level discussions, Bruegel’s scholars, members and stakeholders will address the economic policy challenges facing Europe.

Date: Sep 7 - 8, 2017 Topic: Energy & Climate

The Annual Meetings are Bruegel’s flagship event. They offer a mixture of large public debates and small private sessions about key issues in European and global economics. In a series of high-level discussions, Bruegel’s scholars, members and stakeholders will address the economic policy challenges facing Europe.

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Speakers

Carlos Sallé Alonso

Director of Energy Policies and Climate Change, Iberdrola

José Antonio Álvarez Álvarez

Chief Executive Officer, Banco Santander

Agnès Bénassy-Quéré

Non-Resident fellow

Pervenche Béres

Member of the European Parliament

Matthias Buck

Head of EU Energy Policy, Agora Energiewende

Grégory Claeys

Research Fellow

Zsolt Darvas

Senior Fellow

Jean Luc Demarty

Director General, European Commission, DG TRADE

Maria Demertzis

Deputy Director

Anna Ekström

Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education, Sweden

Lowri Evans

Director-General of DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs - European Commission

Ferdinando Giugliano

Journalist, Bloomberg

Sandro Gozi

State Secretary for European Affairs, Italy

Peter Grünenfelder

Director, Avenir Suisse

Reiner Hoffmann

President, Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund

Levin Holle

Director General, Financial Markets Policy, Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany

Kate Kalutkiewicz

Senior Trade Representative, US Mission to the EU

Steffen Kampeter

Director General, Confederation of German Employers' Associations

Peter Kažimír

Minister of Finance, Slovak Republic

Emmanuel Lagarrigue

Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Schneider Electric

Matti Maasikas

Deputy Minister for EU Affairs, Estonia

Steven Maijoor

Chair, ESMA

Reza Moghadam

Vice Chairman for Sovereigns and the Official Institutions, Morgan Stanley

Nathalie Moll

Director General, EFPIA

James Murray

Deputy Mayor, Housing and Residential Development, London

Johan Van Overtveldt

Minister of Finance, in charge of Combating Tax Fraud, Belgium

Julia Reinaud

Director, Industry and Innovation, European Climate Foundation

André Sapir

Senior Fellow

Dirk Schoenmaker

Non-Resident fellow

Mateusz Szczurek

Member, European Fiscal Board

Marianne Thyssen

European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility

Jean-Claude Trichet

Chairperson of the Board

Reinhilde Veugelers

Senior Fellow

Nicolas Véron

Senior Fellow

Ida Wolden Bache

Executive Director, Monetary Policy Department, Norge Bank

Liviu Voinea

Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Romania

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Georg Zachmann

Senior Fellow

Location & Contact

Square - Brussels Meeting Centre

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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Policy Contribution

How to improve European Union cohesion policy for the next decade

This policy contribution investigates the performance of the design, implementation and effectiveness of cohesion policy, the most evaluated EU tool for promoting economic convergence. By analysing the effects of cohesion policy on economic growth through reviewing literature, conducting empirical research by comparing regions, as well as considering attitudes and expectations collected through interviewing stakeholders, the authors provide reform recommendations.

By: Zsolt Darvas, Jan Mazza and Catarina Midoes Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: May 23, 2019
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Past Event

Past Event

Europe after Sibiu: Towards differentiated integration?

A comprehensive follow-up to the Informal European Council in Sibiu, Romania.

Speakers: Andrew Duff, John Erik Fossum, Paweł Karbownik and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: May 21, 2019
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Blog Post

What is in store for the EU’s trade relationship with the US ?

If faced with a resurgent President Trump after the next US election, the EU will have some difficult decisions to make as it is compelled to enter a one-sided negotiation. Failure to strike a deal will imperil the world’s largest trade relationship and contribute to the progressive unravelling of the rules enshrined in the World Trade Organization – although the changes required of Europe by Trump’s demands may ultimately turn out to be in the interest of Europeans.

By: Uri Dadush Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: May 16, 2019
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Blog Post

European bank resolution plans are undermined by a lack of transparency

The discussions of the now-aborted merger of Germany’s two largest banks underlined supervisors’ concerns over creating banks that are too big or too complex to fail. While European banks are increasingly funded through securities that could be subject to a bail-in, transparency over how any resolutions would unfold is as yet very poor.

By: Alexander Lehmann Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Date: May 15, 2019
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Past Event

How do national energy policies fit into EU decarbonisation plans?

Through considering several different national perspectives, we discuss how to reconcile the EU Climate Strategy targets with national energy and climate policies.

Speakers: Aleksandra Gawlikowska-Fyk, Christian von Hirschhausen, Carole Mathieu and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: May 15, 2019
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Podcast

Podcast

Director's Cut: Evolution of US-China relations amid trade-tariff conflict

Bruegel director Guntram Wolff and Bruegel fellow Uri Dadush welcome William Alan Reinsch, senior adviser and Scholl chair in international business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, for a discussion of how China-US relations are developing in the context of unfolding trade war.

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: May 14, 2019
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Blog Post

Implications of the escalating China-US trade dispute

If allowed to escalate, the trade dispute between China and the United States will significantly increase the likelihood of a global protectionist surge and a collapse in the rules-based international trading system. Here the author assesses the specific impacts on the Chinese and US economies, as well as the strategic problems this dispute poses for Europe.

By: Uri Dadush Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: May 14, 2019
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External Publication

Global interpersonal income inequality decline: The role of China and India

Without China and India, global interpersonal income inequality in 143 countries was higher in 2015than in 1988. Has the rest of the world really become more equal?

By: Zsolt Darvas Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: May 14, 2019
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Opinion

Will China’s trade war with the US end like that of Japan in the 1980s?

The outcome of the US-China trade war is anticipated to be quite different from the experience of Japan in the 1980s and 1990s, due to China’s relatively lower dependence on the US and having learned from the Japanese experience.

By: Alicia García-Herrero and Kohei Iwahara Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: May 13, 2019
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Blog Post

Is an electric car a cleaner car?

An article published by the Ifo Institute in Germany compares the carbon footprint of a battery-electric car to that of a diesel car, and argues a higher share of electric cars will not contribute to reducing German carbon dioxide emissions. Respondents rejected the authors’ calculations as unrealistic and biased, and pointed to a series of studies that conclude the opposite. We summarise the article and responses to it.

By: Michael Baltensperger Topic: Energy & Climate, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: May 13, 2019
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Opinion

Trade war: Is the U.S. panicking due to China's big hedge?

U.S.-China trade war has suddenly taken centre stage following Donald Trump’s unexpected announcement to ramp up tariffs if no deal is reached. U.S. is in desperate need for a comprehensive victory, and China is ready to make concessions, but not to the extent of transforming its state-led economic model into a market-based economy.

By: Alicia García-Herrero Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: May 9, 2019
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Blog Post

Elections must put Europe on a path to a green future

We are at a pivotal moment for the future of Europe. It is an opportunity to reflect on the fundamental values and visions underlying the European project, and on the future direction of this common journey. Climate change should be at the centre of this reflection.

By: Simone Tagliapietra Topic: Energy & Climate Date: May 8, 2019
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