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27 September 2021

Fiscal Matters Launch Event: Fiscal Policy a New Era?

Location
Online
Organiser
EEB, NEF, FW

This pandemic is one of the greatest health, social, and economic shocks of our lifetimes. The policy agenda set in the emergency and recovery phase this year will have profound socioeconomic effects, determining the shape of our economy long after the pandemic is over.

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Mariana Mazzucato
Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London
Elena Flores
Deputy Director-General Investment and International, Directorate‑General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
Pavlina Tcherneva
Associate Professor of Economics at Bard College
Vivien Schmidt
Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration at Boston University
Sandrine Dixson-Declève
Co-President of the The Club of Rome
Paola Tamma
Politico Europe reporter

Capacity building workshop 1: Introduction to fiscal policy

Organiser
EYF & CAN Europe

Money matters.

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Isabelle Brachet
EU Fiscal Reform Policy Coordinator, CAN Europe
Thomas Desdouits
Campaigning Officer for Fiscal Policy, European Youth Forum

Frugal or visionary: the Netherlands in the European fiscal debate (in Dutch)

Location
Online and Pakhuis de Zwijger
Organiser
Sustainable Finance Lab

Bezuinigen of investeren in een veerkrachtige, groene en digitale economie? Voor die keuze staat Europa met haar begrotingsbeleid. Waarom stelt Nederland zich eigenlijk op als zuinige boekhouder en maken wij geen heldere keuzes?

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Roel Beetsma
Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Amsterdam. Member of the European Fiscal Board.
Jasper Lukkezen
Editor-in-chief of ESB, the premier Dutch journal on economic policy. Assistant professor at Utrecht University, board member of the Royal Dutch Economic Association KVS
Marieke Blom
Chief Economist at ING in the Netherlands. Board member of the Dutch Royal Economic Society
Harald Benink
Professor of Banking and Finance at the University of Tilburg. Chairman of the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee.

Fiscal and monetary cocktails – optimal mix at the lower bound?

Location
Online
Organiser
NEF, Positive Money EU, Finanzwende

For over a decade, conventional monetary policy has remained at the effective lower bound. Yet, after many years of unconventional monetary stimulus alongside fiscal consolidation, hopes that inflation would eventually recover to rates closer to 2% have consistently fallen wide of the mark.

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Alessandra Perrazzelli
Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy
Moritz Schularick
Professor of Economics at the University of Bonn
Dirk Ehnts
Economist from Berlin, adjunct lecturer at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Annamaria Simonazzi
Expert Councilor of National Council of Economics and Labour. Former Professor of Economics at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
Frances Coppola
Financial economist, author and blogger
Philippe Lamberts
Member of the European Parliament (Greens/EFA), Co-Leader of the Greens/EFA Group. Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.
28 September 2021

The future of the EU economic governance framework: a cross-party debate

Location
Online
Organiser
EEB, CAN Europe

Europe will be revising the rules coordinating national fiscal and economic policies in the next months.

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Patrizia Heidegger
Director of Global Policies Unit, European Environmental Bureau
Rasmus Andresen
Member of the European Parliament (Greens/EFA), Coordinator for the Greens/EFA Group in the Committee on Budget.
Luděk Niedermayer
Member of the European Parliament (EPP) where he is the Vice-Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Valérie Hayer
Member of the European Parliament (Renew Europe) since 2019 where she is in charge of budgetary issues.
Margarida Marques
Member of the European Parliament (S&D), Parliament´s rapporteur on the Review of the European Economic Governance Framework.
José Gusmão
Member of the European Parliament (GUE/NGL), Vice-chair and group coordinator of The Left on the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Wendel Trio
Director of Climate Action Network Europe since 2011

Fiscal Policy - a new economic paradigm?

Location
Online
Organiser
NEF and Finance Watch

A year ago, as the catastrophic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic began to wreak havoc across Europe, the European Commission suspended the stability and growth pact (SGP), a set of rules designed to ensure that countries in the EU pursue sound public finances and co-ordinate their fiscal pol

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Paschal Donohoe
Minister for Finance for Ireland
Gilles Mourre
Head of Unit Fiscal Policy and Surveillance in the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
Orsola Constantini
Economic Affairs Officer at UNCTAD
Gregory Claeys
Senior fellow at Bruegel and an associate professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris
Özlem Onaran
Professor of Economics at the University of Greenwich
Christian Odendahl
Chief economist at the Centre for European Reform

What if there is no fault in default?

Location
Online
Organiser
EEB, FairFin

This event is in Dutch.

Who will repay the debts incurred during the corona crisis? Are we going back to the austerity? In this online panel discussion, we examine how we can best deal with the European debt mountain.

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Tax reform for the Green Deal

Organiser
NEF, Institute European and Environmental Policy (IEEP)

Tax policy across the EU is currently mis-aligned with the objectives of the Green Deal.

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Pascal Saint-Amans
Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration OECD
Gerassimos Thomas
Director General Taxation and Customs Union, EU Commission
Céline Charveriat
Executive Director, Institute for European Environmental Policy
Jakob Kapeller
Professor of Socio-Economics, (Plural Economics), Institute for Socio-Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen
Rebecca Christie
Non-resident fellow, Bruegel
29 September 2021

Tax avoidance, BEFIT and EU own resources (in Italian)

Location
Online
Organiser
CGIL - Italian General Confederation of Labour

This event will be held in Italian.

The online event will deal with tax avoidance and with the possibility of creating direct revenues for the EU from a possible taxation on multinationals.

Speakers:

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Reform of Fiscal Rules – Lessons Learned?

Location
Online
Organiser
AK EUROPA, ÖGB Europabüro

Many EU Member States are still suffering from the austerity policies after the financial and economic crises of 2008/09. In the current COVID-19 crisis, the European Union is choosing a different path.

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Markus Marterbauer
Chief Economist at the Austrian Chamber of Labour.
Achim Truger
German Council of Economic Experts and Professor for 'Sozioökonomie' at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
Evelyn Regner
Member of the European Parliament (S&D). Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.
Nacho Álvarez
Spanish Secretary of State for Social Rights.
Gilles Mourre
Head of Unit Fiscal Policy and Surveillance in the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

Capacity building workshop 2: The EU fiscal framework: Myths & Opportunities

Location
Online
Organiser
CAN Europe, European Youth Forum, Finance Watch

This capacity building workshop builds on the previous one held on 27 September. It goes deeper into the EU fiscal framework, looking at where we are now. How did we get here? Why is reforming the EU fiscal framework important for climate action and a just transition?

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Ludovic Suttor-Sorel
Research and Advocacy Officer, Finance Watch
Julia Symon
Senior Research and Advocacy Officer
Thomas Desdouits
Campaigning Officer for Fiscal Policy, European Youth Forum

The Frugal Four and the European Fiscal Rules: Discipline or expansion?

Location
Online
Organiser
Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, Sustainable Finance Lab, NEF

The Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, and Sweden - the so-called frugal four - have been championing fiscal discipline for the last decade.

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Alfred Katterl
Head of the General Economic Policy Department in Austria’s Ministry of Finance since 2002.
Monika Arvidsson
Research Officer at the Swedish Trade Union Confederation
Harald Benink
Professor of Banking and Finance at the University of Tilburg. Chairman of the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee.
Lisbeth Bech-Nielsen
Member of Danish Parliament for the Socialist People’s Party
30 September 2021

Capacity Building Workshop 3: How to reform the EU fiscal framework?

Location
Online
Organiser
Finance Watch

If left unreformed, the EU’s fiscal framework will prevent us from reaching environmental and social targets, while at the same time crippling the Covid recovery. 

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Ludovic Suttor-Sorel
Research and Advocacy Officer, Finance Watch

EU fiscal rules and the fight against climate change (in French)

Location
Online
Organiser
Greentervention & FNH

Cet événement en ligne, dont la langue sera le français, vise à souligner l'importance du processus de révision budgétaire de l'UE pour toute personne intéressée par les objectifs du Green Deal.

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Alain Grandjean
Economist and Member of the French High Council for Climate
Anne-Juliette Lecourt
Economist at the Confédération française démocratique du travail (CFDT)
Shahin Vallée
Senior Fellow at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik

Fiscal Policy - Inequality, Productivity and the Green Transition nexus

Location
Online
Organiser
NEF

Productivity is an enabler of higher wages and better living standards.

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Yanis Varoufakis
Former finance minister of Greece, Professor of Economics at the University of Athens
Maria Nikolaidi
Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Greenwich
Eric Lonnergan
Economist and writer
Margit Schratzenstaller-Altzinger
Senior Econommist WIFO, Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Ronan Palmer
Associate Director E3G
Ana Sofia Pessoa
University of Bonn
Theresia Harrer
Research Fellow at the Centre for Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity

European fiscal rules and the fiscal framework for Germany - what next?

Location
Online
Organiser
Forum New Economy, NEF

From “schwarze null”, to the “debt brake”, to Europe’s fiscal rules, to the European governance review - what’s next for Germany. Having just finished national elections, what needs to be on the agenda for the new German government?

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Shahin Vallée
Senior Fellow at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik
Nicola Brandt
Head of the OECD’s Berlin Centre
Guntram Wolff
Director of Bruegel
Philippa Sigl-Glöckner
Dezernat Zukunft
Janek Steitz
Agora Energiewende