Past Event

Challenges for growth in Europe

The conference in Berlin addressed two topics at the forefront of policy debates in Germany and Europe: stable growth and the energy transition.

Date: September 28, 2015, 10:00 am Topic: Energy & Climate

10th-anniversaryIn the framework of our 10th anniversary celebrations, Bruegel is organising a series of events in the capitals of our member states. These debates, talks and conferences will bring crucial European topics to audiences across the continent.

This conference in Berlin addressed two topics at the forefront of policy debates in Germany and Europe: stable growth and the energy transition. Both are central to the Juncker Commission’s plans to help Europe recover from the crisis, but which specific policy measures could deliver the greatest benefits?

This event took place at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

VIDEO RECORDINGS

Event Materials

Speech by Pierre Moscovici

Schedule

Sep 28, 2015

10:00-12:30

Session 1: Energy Union and the Energiewende (open session)

Keynote

Rainer Baake, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Panel discussion

Chair: Georg Zachmann, Senior Fellow

Bernd Biervert, Deputy Head of Cabinet, EU Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič

Marc Bussieras, Director “Stratégie Groupe”, EdF

Michael Gerald Pollitt, Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge

12:30-13:30

Lunch Break

13:30-14:15

Keynote

Jens Spahn, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance

14:15-14:45

Coffee Break

14:45-16:45

Session 2. Promoting growth and stability in the EU

Erik F. Nielsen, Group Chief Economist, Unicredit

Jeromin Zettelmeyer, Senior fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and CEPR research fellow

Kerstin Bernoth, Professor of Economics, Hertie School of Governance

Luc Frieden, Vice Chairman Deutsche Bank

17.00-18:00

Keynote and discussion

Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs

Speakers

Rainer Baake

State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Kerstin Bernoth

Professor of Economics, Hertie School of Governance

Bernd Biervert

Deputy Head of Cabinet, EU Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič

Marc Bussieras

Director “Stratégie Groupe”, EdF

Luc Frieden

Vice Chairman Deutsche Bank

Pierre Moscovici

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs

Erik F. Nielsen

Group Chief Economist, Unicredit

Michael Gerald Pollitt

Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge

Jens Spahn

Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Georg Zachmann

Senior Fellow

Jeromin Zettelmeyer

Senior fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and CEPR research fellow

Location & Contact

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Scharnhorststraße 37, 10115 Berlin

Scarlett Varga

scarlett.varga@bruegel.org +32 2 227 42 74

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