Earlier this morning (Monday, September 27), I took part in the the Fiscal Matters Launch Event: Fiscal Policy a New Era? organized by the New Economics Foundation, the European Environmental Bureau and Finance Watch. The focus of the panel was on “The Future of EU Fiscal Policy.”
The event was set up in view of the EU Commission’s review of the effectiveness of the union’s fiscal governance framework and its invitation to all stakeholders to publicly debate its future. In this spirit, a group of Europe’s leading civil society organizations, think tanks, and trade unions have organized a week of debate around the European Fiscal Framework from the 27th to the 30th of September 2021, at the European level and in member states.
The week is sponsored by the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee. The office of Ursula von der Leyen expressed interest in giving an opening speech prior to the opening panel, an all female event; while Marco Butti will be giving the keynote for the closing event on September 30.
I was invited to participate in the all-female panel on the opening day following President von Der Leyen’s speech. The other speakers were Elena Flores and Pavlina Tcherneva. The panel also included recorded comments by Mariana Mazzucato