On 14 May 2019, the Brussels Office of the European Central Bank (ECB) organised a conference on the economic implications of trade protectionism. The presenters were two ECB officials, Lucia Quaglietti (External Developments Division) and Vanessa Gunnella (Euro Area External Sector Division).
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On 6 May 2019 the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) organised in its headquarters at Place du Congrès in Brussels a day of debates which focused on analysing the reform process of the Economic and Monetary Union, the various positions of the Member States' governments and some social actors, as well as the possible way forward from a situation that was qualified as a "blockage of the main reforms". In the six round tables that structured the debate, a total of 26 people participated, including keynote speakers, speakers and moderators. All of them were academics or officials of the European institutions.
Building up a more sustainable and resilient European economy and completing Economic and Monetary Union should be priorities for the next European Commission and European Parliament: these points emerged from a public hearing held by the European Economic and Social Committee on 12 April 2019.
The euro ranks second in the world as a reserve currency and as a currency used for fixed income securities issues and international trade transactions. However, its use internationally has yet to return to levels before the financial crisis, and its future role in the international monetary system is tied to the economic prospects of the euro area.
Organised civil society tables proposals for regaining citizens' support for European integration and achieving sustainable economic growth and social progress in the EU
Unia Europejska pilnie potrzebuje nowej, ambitnej i jasnej strategii na przyszłość. Polityka spójności musi być jej integralną częścią. Nowe przepisy dotyczące polityki spójności po 2020 r. muszą przewidywać wystarczające środki oraz gwarantować lepszą skuteczność i widoczność polityki – stwierdził Europejski Komitet Ekonomiczno-Społeczny (EKES) w opinii rozpoznawczej w sprawie przyszłości polityki spójności opracowanej na wniosek prezydencji rumuńskiej.
Mr Krister Andersson, rapporteur ECO/458 "Taxation in the digitalised economy", participated in the public consultation on the tax challenges of digitalization, organised by the OECD in Paris
The member states of the European Union must strengthen stakeholder involvement in their efforts to reform national economies. Together with a new long-term EU strategy for sustainable development, improved stakeholder involvement could help create a more efficient and inclusive European semester that enjoys the support of society and is prepared to tackle the challenges facing the EU.
At a time of growing social and economic disparities between the regions of the European Union and when Euroscepticism is on the rise, all relevant stakeholders must advocate for an ambitious and future-proof cohesion policy post-2020. The goal must be sustainable and inclusive economic and social growth, competitiveness and employment across the EU.
The EESC draws mixed conclusions from the European Commission's growth survey