The EconPol Europe's Second Annual Conference took place on 19-20 November 2018 in Brussels. Mr Philip von Brockdorff and Mr Mihai Ivascu represented the EESC's ECO section also at the three sessions during the second day of the conference, which centred around issues such as productivity and the economic challenges facing the euro area.
Sekcja ds. Unii Gospodarczej i Walutowej oraz Spójności Gospodarczej i Społecznej (ECO) - Related News
On 22 November 2018 the Slovak Agriculture University, Faculty of Economics and Management in Nitra, organised a lecture for researchers, pedagogical staff, graduate and post-doctorate students. The main goal of the lecture was to describe the overall steps in relation to improving, supporting better functioning and deepening of Europe's Economic and Monetary Union.
In the public debate organized by the Robert Schuman Foundation and the Wilfried Martens Centre, speakers included: Alain Lamassoure (MEP-EPP), Markus Schulte (Cabinet of Commissioner G.H.Oettinger) and Eva Palackova (political adviser, EPP). Eric Maurice (Schuman Foundation.) and Tomi Huhtanen and Dimitar Lilkov (Martens Centre.) performed the role of moderators.
An international scientific conference on “Innovation, Standardisation and European Policies in the Context of Sustainable Developments Goals” was organised by the Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Matej Bel in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, on 6 November 2017.
Sovereign bond-backed securities (SBBS) can contribute to a greater diversification of and a risk reduction for sovereign bond portfolios held by banks and other financial operators. This could have a positive impact on the stability and resilience of the financial system and improve financial market integration.
On 24 October, ECO Section Bureau member, David Croughan, along with representatives of other major Brussels based institutions, attended the IMF policy lunch in the Stanhope Hotel, hosted by Jeffrey Franks, IMF Senior Resident Representative to the EU.
The EESC firmly believes that cohesion policy is a key element for Europe's future, warranting sufficient resources and appropriate reform. It therefore rejects the Commission's proposal that the cohesion policy budget be cut back for the next programming period (2021-2027) and points to the potentially harmful effect on effectiveness, profile and reputation.
At its October plenary session, the EESC adopted a package of three opinions on EU economic governance, providing European decision-makers with new input for the ongoing discussions on deepening Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and the next European Semester exercise.