Programme

9.30 a.m.    Registration and coffee

10 a.m.       Opening

  • Stefano Palmieri, President, Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO), European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

Address by the EESC president

  • Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee

The institutional perspective

  • Stefan Lehner, Director, responsible for Revenue and Multiannual financial framework, DG BUDG, European Commission
  • Isabelle Thomas, MEP, Rapporteur for the European Parliament resolution on the next MFF: Preparing the Parliament’s position on the MFF post-2020, European Parliament
  • Jan Olbrycht, MEP, Rapporteur for the European Parliament resolution on the next MFF: Preparing the Parliament’s position on the MFF post-2020, European Parliament
  • Jan Gregor, reporting Member for the Briefing Paper "Future of EU finances: reforming how the EU budget operates", European Court of Auditors (ECA)

Views of think tanks and researchers

  • Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow, Bruegel
  • Joost van Iersel, Senior Advisor, European Policy Centre (EPC) and former president of the ECO section, EESC
  • Kevin Körner, Analyst, European Policy Research, Deutsche Bank Research

The positions of civil society stakeholders

  • Janica Ylikarjula, Chair of the MFF Taskforce, BusinessEurope
  • Thiébaut Weber, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
  • Conny Reuter, Secretary General, Solidar

General Debate

Comments on the Discussion

  • Petr Zahradnik, co-rapporteur for the EESC opinion on the reflection paper on the future of EU finances, and rapporteur for the EESC opinion on an EU Budget focused on real results

Summary and conclusions

  • Javier Doz Orrit, rapporteur for the EESC opinion on the Multiannual Financial Framework post 2020

1 p.m.              End of the conference

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