Session 2 – COVID-19: Economic Policies for the Aftermath

Afternoon: 13.00 – 14.30 CEST 

Opening High-Level Address:

Christine Lagarde
President, European Central Bank

 High-Level Discussion between:

Paolo Gentiloni
Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs

Roula Khalaf
Editor, Financial Times

Panel Debate II: COVID-19: Economic Policies for the Aftermath

The economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis will be immense, and governments across the EU as well as EU institutions have already announced measures to support people and economic activity. This panel will discuss the short and long-term economic outlook, and the appropriate policy response and questions which need to be addressed at a national and EU level. Is the ECB doing enough to maintain liquidity? What should a recovery fund look like? What will the long-term implications of such measures be? Is the response at national level adequate and well-targeted? Does the European response go far enough to maintain liquidity and support the recovery?


George Papaconstantinou
Professor, School of Transnational Governance, EUI


The conference will be widely advertised by our Media partners (Financial Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and ANSA) through their online platforms.

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