Europe's Economic Policy Response to the Pandemic


November 17, 2020, 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM EST
Virtual Event

Marco Buti (Head of Cabinet of Paolo Gentiloni, Commissioner for the Economy, European Commission)

Event Summary

Marco Buti delivered remarks, followed by a discussion with audience Q&A, on the European Commission's strategy for mitigating both the severity of the recession in Europe and the marked differences in subsequent bounce back across EU member states. He addressed lessons learned during the financial crisis and argue that the more consensual the narrative, the lower the risks of moral hazard, as well as that Europe has to count on indigenous growth drivers to provide a better chance of adopting an ambitious EU policy response.