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 […]
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.
The second day is only open to Bruegel members and a small number of selected invitees.
Registrations for this event are not yet open to the public.
Check-in and welcome coffee
WHAT SHOULD BE THE ECONOMIC PROGRAMME FOR EUROPE
Organised jointly with the Financial Times
Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, France
Chair: Guntram B. Wolff, Director
Speakers to be confirmed
The social impact of decarbonisation
Speakers to be confirmed
ACADEMIC LECTURE ON GLOBAL TRADE
Richard E. Baldwin, Professor of international economics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
ANNUAL DINNER (Invitation-only)
Chair: Jean-Claude Trichet, Chairperson of the Board
Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition
Check-in and welcome coffee
Professor of international economics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society
Minister of the Economy, France
CIO – Fixed Income, Schroder Investment
Special Advisor, Geopolitics, Institut Montaigne
Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Spain
Professor of Economics at London Business School
Chairperson of the Board
European Commissioner for Competition
How will the European financial services industry develop after Brexit?
This event will discuss how we can make trade work for all, focusing on the example of Denmark.
This event will host Professor Marshall van Alstyne who will present his research on fake news and on the potential solutions of the associated problems. A panel will discuss the routes of the fake news problem and how we can design an effective policy response.
The US threat of trade sanctions has put the EU in a difficult position. Nevertheless, the EU must respond decisively – not just to protect its own interests but those of the multilateral trading system, and to demonstrate to the US and other partners that trade is not a zero-sum game.
The rise of influential Chinese digital giants, including Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent and Xiaomi has shown the world that China is a global leader in digital innovation and it is not surprising that China has started to influence the global digital market. But is China exploiting its full potential in this area? To answer this question, the authors assess how big China’s digital economy is relative to the rest of its economy, and how China performs compared to the rest of the world.
This event focused on the importance of financial literacy and the possible policies that could be developed to improve it.
The multilateral trading system has been challenged by unilateralist measures and subsequent threats of retaliation. We collect the main events that have shaped the current situation and show which trade flows have been and will potentially be affected by the various measures. We end by discussing possible scenarios moving forward for the EU.
The EU-LAC Economic Forum was established in 2016 as a high level gathering for in-depth research-based exchanges on economic issues between European, Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) policy makers and experts. We are pleased to invite you to the second edition of the forum which will take place on 26 June in Brussels. We find […]
Financial literacy is financial education, such as basic economics, statistics and numeracy skills combined with the ability to employ these skills in making financial decisions. As more and more households are asked to make their own decisions about such issues, financial illiteracy can become a serious threat to their life-time welfare. The authors of this paper explain why financial literacy matters and suggest, in light of their findings, some policy recommendations.
The development of e-commerce has affected both demand and supply fundamentals of markets, changing the way competition works. In the effort to develop a frictionless and welfare maximizing digital single market across the EU, it is necessary to carefully review the disruptive forces on e-commerce on markets and firms’ strategies.
Over the last decade, EU’s greenhouse gas emissions have decreased significantly in all sectors with the only exception of transport. This sector is thus becoming a key obstacle to EU decarbonisation and more aggressive policies are needed to decarbonise it. This event discussed the potential strategies to structurally address this issue, also on the basis of Bruegel’s new policy proposal in the field.
Transport is the only sector in which Europe's CO2 emissions are now higher than in 1990 and is becoming a key obstacle to the EU meeting its decarbonisation targets, as laid out in the Paris Agreement. The author recommends a three-pronged strategy for a clean-up of the sector: ban diesel and petrol vehicles, reform transport taxation and focus on early-phase technologies.