Webinar: Eurogroup responses to Covid-19

20  April 2020    11:00 am CEST

Panel discussion evaluating EU/EMU policy responses and proposals


This is an online event


Key topics

  • Are the current proposals coming from the Eurogroup and the Commission enough?
  • What can assure a sustainable recovery of the European economy?
  • Can disparities between EU-North and EU-South be overcome?
  • How will Europe emerge in the global context post Covid-19 crisis?



Maria Demertzis is Deputy Director at Bruegel. She has previously worked at the European Commission and the Dutch Central Bank and has held academic positions at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, USA and the University of Strathclyde, UK.

Kurt Bayer is wiiw Senior Research Associate and former Board Director at the World Bank and at EBRD. His research interests focus, among others, on crisis prevention and resolution and EU economic policy.

Michael Landesmann is wiiw Senior Research Associate and former Scientific Director of wiiw. He is professor of economics at Johannes Kepler University and was economic advisor of former EU Commission President Romano Prodi.

Philipp Heimberger is Economist at wiiw. His research focuses on macroeconomics, public economics and international economics. He has worked on macroeconomic divergence and structural change in the European Union, and the coordination of European fiscal policies.

The presentation will be held in English. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions.