Past Event

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

Chair, French Council of economic analysis

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, Bruegel

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 Strategy, 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, Bruegel

Dirk Schoenmaker

Senior 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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External Publication

European Parliament

Sovereign Concentration Charges: A New Regime for Banks’ Sovereign Exposures

Europe’s banking union has been central to the resolution of the euro-area crisis. It has had an encouraging start but remains unfinished business. If it remains in its current halfway-house condition, it may eventually move backwards and fail. EU leaders should seize these opportunities

By: Nicolas Véron Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, European Parliament Date: November 17, 2017
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Blog Post

A slightly tighter ECB

The ECB’s recent decision on QE was somewhat on the dovish side. Francesco Papadia gives his view on why it is time to start a discussion about reducing the degree of ease of monetary policy.

By: Francesco Papadia Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: November 15, 2017
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External Publication

Central Asia—twenty-five years after the breakup of the USSR

Central Asia consists of five culturally and ethnically diverse countries that have followed different paths to political and economic transformation in the past 25 years. The main policy challenge for the five Central Asian economies is to move away from commodity-based growth strategies to market-oriented diversification and adoption of a broad spectrum of economic, institutional and political reforms

By: Marek Dabrowski and Uuriintuya Batsaikhan Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: November 14, 2017
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Upcoming Event

Nov
28
12:00

Sustainable growth in transition countries

This event will feature a presentation of the EBRD Transition Report 2017-18.

Speakers: Jonathan Charles, Zsolt Darvas, Sergei Guriev, Debora Revoltella and Lucio Vinhas de Souza Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, Finance & Financial Regulation Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Blog Post

Accounting for true worth: the economics of IFRS9

The introduction in 2018 of forward-looking provisioning for credit losses in EU banks delivers on a key objective in the post-crisis regulatory agenda. This was intended to dampen future lending cycles. For now, banks will be sheltered from the impact on regulatory capital requirements, as the implications for financial stability are far from clear. In any case, the new standards should encourage the disposal of banks’ distressed assets, underpinning the ongoing agenda on NPLs.

By: Alexander Lehmann Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Date: November 13, 2017
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Policy Contribution

A ‘twin peaks’ vision for Europe

The organisation of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) is based on a sectoral approach with one ESA for each sector, with separate authorities for banking, insurance and securities and markets. But is this sectoral approach still valid? This Policy Contribution outlines a long-term vision for the supervisory architecture in the European Union.

By: Dirk Schoenmaker and Nicolas Véron Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, Finance & Financial Regulation Date: November 13, 2017
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Past Event

Past Event

A conversation on USA economic policy with Kevin Hassett

This is an invitation-only event for Bruegel's member and for a selected number of experts.

Speakers: Kevin Hassett Topic: Global Economics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: November 9, 2017
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Blog Post

European worries about isolationist trends

Populist shocks in the UK and US threaten the multilateral order on which the EU depends. What lies behind these earthquakes, and what does it mean for Europe? Withdrawing from the world is no solution to geo-political upheavals, but Europe needs to reassess the future of globalisation.

By: Maria Demertzis Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, Global Economics & Governance Date: November 7, 2017
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Policy Contribution

Rethinking Franco-German relations: a historical perspective

Franco-German relations as the ‘engine’ of European integration are widely perceived to have stalled in recent years. This policy contribution assesses what the Franco-German relationship can achieve, what its shortcomings are, and what it means for the wider governance of the euro area and the European Union.

By: Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: November 7, 2017
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Blog Post

The Eurosystem - Too opaque and costly?

The Eurosystem gets a lot of attention from academics and the media, but they largely focus on its statutory objective of maintaining price stability. There is much less interest in its transparency and operational efficiency. We analyse these issues, and find that the Eurosystem is less transparent and operates with significantly higher costs and headcount than the US Federal Reserve System.

By: Francesco Papadia and Alexander Roth Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: November 6, 2017
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Blog Post

Euro-area enlargement: a new opening?

8 of the EU27 have not yet joined the Euro, and progress in euro-area enlargement seems to have stalled. Commission President Juncker wants to give new momentum to the process, but the path is full of political and technical hurdles. The Euro is unlikely to have any new members soon.

By: Marek Dabrowski Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: November 2, 2017
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Blog Post

Falling Pound might not bring UK trade balance boost

The Pound Sterling depreciated by 14% against a basket of world currencies in the four months after the referendum vote to leave the EU. A number of pundits claimed that this would improve the UK trade balance and boost the economy. But the data do not show any visible improvement in the trade balance to date. Could it be that currency depreciations have less impact on trade balances than before?

By: Nicholas Branigan Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: October 31, 2017
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