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Online Congress, 28 – 29 April and 3 May 2021
The Nobel Laureate Joseph E.Stiglitz, the EU Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni, German Minister on Finances Olaf Scholz and many other high-level speakers discussed socially, ecologically and economically sustainable transformations to deal with the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, which exacerbates existing inequities.
The Day of Progressive Economic Policy 2021, a three-day online congress, was organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), in partnership with FEPS, the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB), Dezernat Zukunft and the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK).
Wednesday, 28th April – 14:00 – 15:30 – FORUM I – REGISTER European disparities: reducing social inequality and creating upward convergence
Panel discussion with: Bjorn Hacker,Professor at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Gabriele Bischoff, Member of the European Parliament Santina Bertulessi, Deputy Head of Cabinet, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights N.N., European Trade Union Confederation / Welfare Association
Facilitation: David Rinaldi, Director of Studies at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)
Wednesday, 28th April, 16:30 – 18:00 – FORUM II – REGISTER A sustainable come-back: how to ensure an ecological & just transformation after Corona
Panel discussion with: Saïd El Khadraoui, Fellow at the KU Leuven Institute for Public Governance, Founder of Impact Lab and FEPS Special Advisor on the EU Green Deal Veronika Grimm, Member of the German Council of Economic Experts Michael Vassiliadis, Chairman IG BCE Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Environment
Facilitation: Hanna Gersmann, The Correspondents
Thursday, 29th April, 14:00 – 15:30 – FORUM III –REGISTER
Tomorrow´s value creation: What shall our economies be based on in the future?
Panel discussion with: Anke Rehlinger, Saarland’s Minister of Economic Affairs Rafael Laguna de la Vera, Founding Director of the Agency for Disruptive Innovations Prof. Jens Südekum, University Düsseldorf Roman Zitzelsberger, IG-Metall Baden-Württemberg
Facilitation: Astrid Maier, Xing
Thursday 29th April, 15:40 – 16:25 – SPECIAL SESSION Visions for the recovery and progressive taxation for a post-COVID world
Panel discussion with: Paolo Gentiloni, EU Commissioner for Economy, European Commission Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate, Professor at Columbia University
Facilitation: Emma Agyemang, Correspondent, Financial Times (tbc)
Presentation of Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT) Report on “Creating a vision for progressive taxation globally for a post-COVID world”
Thursday 29th April, 16:30 – 18:00 – FORUM IV – REGISTER Economic stabilisation, social-ecological transformation and full employment: challenges of fiscal and monetary policy in Europe
Political Statement: Paolo Gentiloni, Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and Taxation and Customs Union of the European Commission
Panel discussion with: Vítor Constâncio, Professor at the School of Economics & Business Administration at the University of Navarra, former Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB) Sebastian Dullien, Research Director at the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) within the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung Aurore Lalucq, Member of the European Parliament (S&D), there a.o. Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) (tbc) Philippa Sigl-Glöckner, Director at the Think Tank Dezernat Zukunft
Facilitation: László Andor, Secretary General of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)
“Trade doesn’t work in isolation from good domestic policies” Interview to Arancha González
by Borderlex 19/09/2023
Interview to Arancha González, former Spanish foreign minister, who released together with FEPS the new book entitled 'The Trade Handbook: Making Trade Work for Prosperity, People and Planet'
A szociális unió imperatívusza
by Új Egyenlőség 09/09/2023
'The imperative of Social Union'. Article about FEPS book 'Europe’s Social Integration: Welfare Models and Economic Transformations' by László Andor.
Após 66 anos de adiamentos, a barragem do Pisão entrou em contra-relógio
by Pùblico 19/08/2023
'After 66 years of postponements, the Pisão dam has entered a race against time' Pùblico's article mentions FEPS Policy Study 'Governing the RRF'
Ukrainian economy and society: whither the (postwar) country?
by Commons 16/06/2023
In Commons' article, Yuliya Yurchenko, co-author of FEPS’ book 'Europe and the war in Ukraine', outlines the consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine for the Ukrainian population and the plans needed for Ukraine's recovery.
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