New European Economic Framework and Recovery Policy
Both the economic crisis since 2008 and the on-going pandemic have proven that the current European economic governance framework is ineffective and based politically on the unfair and unsustainable basis of neo-liberalism. Social and regional inequalities are increasing, employment, public sectors and sustainable oriented policies and investments are in danger. A dialogue for the future of the failed Stability and Growth Pact has already commenced. In this context, the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility should and will play a major role. It has to be enhanced with additional funds and become permanent in order to tackle the magnitude of the crisis and manage the existing, but also the new challenges of the post-Covid-19 era.
How can we overcome the grave economic and social consequences of the pandemic?
What are the alternatives of the current EU economic governance framework, using the RFF and the National Recovery Plans in strengthening inclusive and sustainable growth, full and high-quality employment, the fight against climate change?
You are most welcome to participate in this hybrid conference on the New European Economic Framework and Recovery Policy on 9 December from 10.00 to 12.00 in the European Parliament (Altiero Spinelli 6Q1).
Link for online participation: will follow.
10.00-10.10 Introductory Remarks by MEP Martin Schirdewan, THE LEFT Co-President,
10.10-12.30 New European Economic Framework and Recovery Policy
Chair: MEP Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Vice-President of the European Parliament, ECON & BUDG Committees, THE LEFT
– Mr. Alexis Charitsis, ex-Minister of Interior and Alternate Minister of Economy and Development, Member of Parliament, SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance, Greece
– Prof. Özlem Onaran, Professor of Economics, Director of Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre, London
– Ms. Ainhoa Beola, Programme Chief Manager, EH Bildu.
– MEP Rasmus Andresen, ECON & IMCO Committees, The Greens