26/11/2013 at 08:45
Where: Brussels, Belgium
Topic: Economy, finance, tax and competition
Organiser: European Commission
The conference is hosted by Olli Rehn, the European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro, and brings together leading figures from academia and economic policy-making circles, altogether forming an audience of about 80 invited participants.
This year's conference title "Forward to a New Normal: The redesign of EMU in a global perspective" clearly points to the challenges ahead. Indeed, while the worst of the crisis appears to be behind us with long-term solutions coming into sight, the fall-out continues to weigh heavily on growth and jobs, bringing severe hardship to many. Moreover, key advanced economies and emerging market and developing economies are facing a combination of old and new risks at the current juncture. Thus, we are far from "mission accomplished" and a return back to normal is neither possible nor desirable.