The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest shock to the global economy since the financial crisis of 2008. All around the world, unprecedented steps were taken to combat the virus and to protect workers and businesses while economy activity froze. As the European economy progressively starts opening again, it is time to assess the economic consequences of the pandemic, the effectiveness of EU's policy response, but also authorities' plans to boost resilience and restart economic activity, preventing a new prolonged period of sluggish growth.
Join top EU economists as they discuss the outlook for the European economy, the key measures taken by the European Union and its Member States, and some of the risks still facing the global economy.
The presentation will include a detailed look at the European Commission's revised Spring Economic Forecast, discuss the fiscal and monetary policy response, as well as some of the new institutional arrangements. The program will offer an opportunity for Q&A.
● Kris Orsini, Counselor for Economic and Financial Affairs, EU Delegation to the United States
● Ben Carliner, Senior Economist, EU Delegation to the United States
● Yvonne Bendinger-Rothschild, Executive Director, European American Chamber of Commerce New York [Moderator]