The third edition of the EU-LAC Economic Forum.
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.
This year’s edition features three public sessions addressing strategic topics such as the future of regional integration, the 5G challenge and the EU-LAC collaboration, and the impact of the Global Compact for Migration on EU-LAC relations.
The registration is currently open only to Bruegel’s members.
Check-in and breakfast
Guntram B. Wolff, Director
Keynote speech and conversation
Andrés Velasco, Dean, LSE School of Public Policy
Session I - The end of regional integration as we know it?
Chair: Carlos Malamud, Senior analyst, Elcano
Ignacio Corlazzoli, Representative for Europe and Israel, IDB, Inter- American Development Bank
Alicia García-Herrero, Senior Fellow
Matthias Jorgensen, Head of Unit Latin America, DG TRADE, European Commission
Tobias Lenz, Senior Research Fellow, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
Coffee and tea break
Session II - Facing the 5G challenge: what is next for EU-LAC collaboration?
Chair: J. Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow
Juan Jung, Director of Public Policy, ASIET - Asociación Interamericana de Empresas de Telecomunicaciones
Belén Romana, Non-executive Director, Santander and Aviva; Chair of the Board, Digital Future Society
Session III - Global Compact for Migration and its impact on EU-LAC relations
Chair: Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director
Diego Acosta Arcarazo, Reader, European and Migration Law, University of Bristol
Paola Amadei, Executive Director, EU-LAC Foundation
Carmen González Enríquez, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute
Guntram B. Wolff, Director
Reader, European and Migration Law, University of Bristol
Executive Director, EU-LAC Foundation
Representative for Europe and Israel, IDB, Inter- American Development Bank
Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute
Head of Berlin Office, GIGA
Managing Director Americas, European External Action Service (EEAS)
Head of Unit Latin America, DG TRADE, European Commission
Director of Public Policy, ASIET - Asociación Interamericana de Empresas de Telecomunicaciones
Senior Research Fellow, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
Senior analyst, Elcano
Member of the Board, Bruegel; President, Hispasat; former Spain’s Ambassador to the OECD; former Secretary of State of Trade, Tourism and SMEs, Spain
Director, Elcano Royal Institute
Non-executive Director, Santander and Aviva; Chair of the Board, Digital Future Society
Dean, LSE School of Public Policy
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.
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.
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.
“When facts change, I change my mind,” John Maynard Keynes famously said. With long-term interest rates currently near zero, the European Union should reform its fiscal framework to allow member states to increase their debt-financed public investments.
This speech was delivered by Guntram Wolff at the Informal ECOFIN Meeting in Bucharest on 5 April 2019.
For decades, Europe has served as a steward of the post-war liberal order, ensuring that economic rules are enforced and that national ambitions are subordinated to shared goals within multilateral bodies. But with the United States and China increasingly mixing economics with nationalist foreign-policy agendas, Europe will have to adapt.
Bruegel director Guntram Wolff and senior fellow André Sapir discuss how potential WTO reform could better accommodate China.
This episode of 'The Sound of Economics' features Bruegel senior fellow J. Scott Marcus in conversation with Lise Fuhr, director general, European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO).
All-day conference about how the European policy-making will have to adapt to the digital transformation.
Who tends to get the blame for the Euro crisis in national media? What do national politicians think about the EU and EMU?
How should the EU taxation policy be reformed?
Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro won the Brazilian presidential elections after a highly polarising campaign. We review economists’ and scholars’ views of what this means for Brazil going forward.