Mid-term economic outlook for the European Union
Konferences / 28.09.2018
Domestic consumer spending has been the main driver of EU economic recovery from 2013 until 2017. Economic growth is expected to continue in 2018 at a much slower rate. Policymakers should use the momentum of a favourable economic environment to enable future growth and push for needed reforms. However, European economic prospects are challenged by risks related to uncertain outcomes of the Brexit negotiations, the rise of protectionist policies, and global geopolitical tensions. On other hand many experts believe that the EU will have more bargaining power in free-trade talks with third countries, as the US might no longer be considered a first choice partner. What are the economic prospects for the EU and also for the United States?
Mr Valdis Dombrovskis , Vice – President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
Ms Dana Reizniece-Ozola , Minister of Finance of the Republic of Latvia
Mr Christian Whiton , Senior Vice President at Banner Public Affairs, United States of America
Prof. Dr. Michael Eilfort, Director of the Market Economy Foundation
Moderator: Ms Jill Dougherty , Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the World Affairs Council, United States