The 2018 Annual Meetings will be held on 3-4 September and will feature sessions on European and global economic governance, as well as finance, energy and innovation.
The Annual Meetings are Bruegel’s flagship event. They offer a mixture of large public debates, lectures and invitation-only 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.
The sessions on the first day will be livestreamed starting at 9:00 on this page. It is not necessary to register to watch the livestream.
NOTE THAT THIS REGISTRATION GIVES YOU ACCESS ONLY TO THE DAYTIME SESSIONS ON 3 SEPTEMBER. The dinner and second day is open only to Bruegel members and a small number of selected invitees.
Registrations and welcome coffee
WHAT COURSE AHEAD FOR EUROPE'S ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE?
Chair: Guntram B. Wolff, Director
Jointly organised with the Financial Times
Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director
EUROPE’S GEOSTRATEGIC POSITIONING IN A VOLATILE WORLD
Chair: Jean Pisani-Ferry, Mercator Senior Fellow at Bruegel
Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands (tbc)
Carl Bildt, Former Prime Minister of Sweden
Dominique Moïsi, Special Advisor, Geopolitics, Institut Montaigne
Ana Palacio, Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Spain
Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag
Maria Åsenius, Head of Cabinet to Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade
THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF DECARBONISATION
Chair: Georg Zachmann, Senior Fellow
Péter Kaderják, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Policy, Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Hungary
Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Executive Vice President Strategy, Schneider Electric
Montserrat Mir Roca, Confederal Secretary, ETUC
ANNUAL DINNER (for Bruegel members and selected guests)
Chair: Jean-Claude Trichet, Chairperson of the Board
Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition
The speech will be livestreamed.
(for Bruegel members and selected guests)
Registrations and welcome coffee
EUROPE’S DIGITAL ECONOMY AND SOCIETY STRATEGY
Head of Cabinet to Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade
Professor of international economics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Former Prime Minister of Sweden
Minister of the Economy, Spain
European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Policy, Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Hungary
Former member of the Single Resolution Board
State secretary, German ministry of finance
Executive Vice President Strategy, Schneider Electric
CIO – Fixed Income, Schroder Investment
Confederal Secretary, ETUC
Special Advisor, Geopolitics, Institut Montaigne
Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Spain
Mercator Senior Fellow at Bruegel
Professor of Economics at London Business School
Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag
Chairperson of the Board
Minister of Finance, in charge of Combating Tax Fraud, Belgium
European Commissioner for Competition
L'administration Trump veut imposer une approche transactionnelle des relations économiques gouvernée par le rapport de force bilatéral en lieu et place du contrat multilatéral. Un défi d'une ampleur inédite pour l'Europe.
Over the past decade, the income share of low earners has increased in the EU while that of top earners has slightly declined. Although the upward convergence of the impoverished central European population is impressive, the southern European poor have faced a major setback while the southern European rich have hardly suffered.
Decarbonizzare il trasporto su strada non rappresenta una priorità solo per combattere il cambiamento climatico, ma anche per risolvere un nodo più tangibile: quello dell’inquinamento dell’aria nelle nostre città. Una sfida fondamentale per la salute dei cittadini europei.
China has the biggest bilateral trade surplus vis-à-vis the US but is also a top holder of US government bonds. While China has started to counteract US trade tariffs, economists have been discussing the case of China acting on its holdings of US Treasuries. We review recent contributions.
This blog post identifies provisions of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that affect foreign companies, and discusses implications for trade in services with the EU. The authors provide a novel mapping of countries’ relative exposure to these regulations by a) measuring the digital maturity of their service exports to the EU; and b) the share of these exports in national GDP.
Analysis of the long-term impact of the trade war and its three key players: EU, US, and China.
The EU is currently working on a new framework for screening foreign direct investments (FDI). Maritime ports represent the cornerstone of the EU trade infrastructure, as 70% of goods crossing European borders travel by sea. This blog post seeks to inform this debate by looking at recent Chinese involvement in EU ports.
Testimony before the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE).
The second edition of the EU-LAC Economic Forum, a high level gathering for in-depth research-based exchanges on economic issues between European, Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) policy makers and experts.
A conversation on transatlantic relations with Michael Froman.
The EU needs a new approach to long-term climate strategy to ensure that EU climate policy is brought in line with the goals of Paris and takes into account recent technological and political changes. Climate policy can only succeed if it does not come out of a bureaucratic ‘black box’, but is part of an inclusive process involving a wide range of stakeholders.
This event is part of a joint project by Bruegel and European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST/ICTSD): “Developing the EU Long-Term Climate Strategy.”