Event

INVESTING IN DECARBONISING THE EU

THE ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE REFORM AND BEYOND

29 MARCH 2023 15.00 /  17.30
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung EU Office
RUE DU TACITURNE 38, 1000 BRUSSELS

The European Commission communication of 9 November 2022 on the review of the Stability and Growth Pact proposes solutions to some of the pressing criticalities of the current economic governance framework.

The corridor of reform is politically narrow. While the proposal stresses the importance of the green transition, it does not seem to increase by much the member states’ fiscal space for investment in the decarbonization of their economies.

The Commission’s Green Deal Industrial Plan, in tandem with the announcement of a European Sovereignty Fund, may open complementary pathways for financing the green transition. The importance of a successful decarbonisation of the EU’s economy is highlighted by the EU’s own climate objectives and energy dependency, as well as by the work on integrating climate risk in economic modeling by the ECB and the potential impact of this on the assessment of the sustainability of national debts.

Following an event in Rome in 2022, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and ECCO convene a dialogue in Brussels with Italian and German Progressives to consider possible ways to balance fiscal sustainability and responsibility with the financing of the green transition in the context of the review of the Stability and Growth Pact and beyond.

 

KEYNOTE SPEECH /

THE REFORM OF THE EU FISCAL RULES: TAKING STOCK AND LOOKING FORWARD

MARCO BUTI / Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni


SPEAKERS /

ANTONIO MISIANI / Member of Italian Senate, Partito Democratico (PD)

JOACHIM SCHUSTER / Member of the European Parliament, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD)

PAUL VAN DEN NOORD /  Affiliate Member, Amsterdam School of Economics and Amsterdam Centre for European Studies

STÉPHANIE PAMIES /  Head of Unit DG ECFIN, Unit C2 – Sustainability of public finances and public expenditure trends

 

EVENT REGISTRATION /

To attend the event in person or online, please fill in the online registration form, here.

 

CONTACT PERSON /

Davide Panzeri, Head Europe Programme, ECCO, The Italian Climate Change think tank
davide.panzeri@eccoclimate.org

 

IMAGE CREDITS: © Getty Images via Canva.com / FES

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