The Brussels Office of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (AK EUROPA) and the Brussels Office of the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB Europabüro) would like to cordially invite you to our joint webinar Reform of Fiscal Rules – Lessons learnt?
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. The recovery plan NextGeneration EU focuses on stimulating the recovery instead of establishing a rigorous austerity policy. The approval of the recovery plan for Europe was a major breakthrough on the path to reforming the economic governance.
The European Union should grasp this as an opportunity for deep reform. The upcoming Economic Governance Review should thus aim at a better economic, social and environmental performance in line with the SDGs and the Green Deal. How much fiscal attention should be predetermined? Are investment exemptions sufficient for the social-ecological transformation needed? Should we broaden the decision-making, or narrow it down to technocratic advisory bodies?
Opening Remarks: Markus Marterbauer, Chief Economist, Austrian Chamber of Labour
Keynote speaker: Achim Truger, German Council of Economic Experts
Nacho Álvarez, Spanish Secretary of State for Social Rights
Gilles Mourre, European Commission, DG ECFIN
Evelyn Regner, Member of the European Parliament (S&D)
Achim Truger, German Council of Economic Experts
Moderation: Beatriz Rios
The webinar will take place on the 29 September 2021 from 13:30 to 15:00. It will be held in English. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. The link to join the webinar will follow prior to the event. You can join the webinar via the MS Teams App or with your browser. The event will be recorded.