Aspen Dialogues: The Post-Pandemic European Union Agenda
Aspen Institute Romania is organizing a webinar on The Post-Pandemic European Union Agenda, on Thursday July 16, between 15:30 – 17:00 EEST. The webinar is held under the aegis of the Aspen Dialogues format and will focus on the priorities of the upcoming German Presidency from the perspective of Europe’s economic recovery, while looking at potential measures that could strengthen the Union’s political will.
The upcoming German Presidency of the Council of the European Union comes at a critical time for the EU, as the pandemic and the ensuing health and economic crisis could potentially spillover and exacerbate existing political tensions. Therefore, consensus-building at the EU level will become a bigger challenge than it already is, requiring a carefully concerted effort coordinated by the Presidency. The webinar will look at both short-term and long-term potential measures for boosting European competitiveness and economic growth. Furthermore, discussions will also focus on Romania’s approach in drafting a post-pandemic European agenda, looking at the country’s priorities and at ways in which its objectives could be achieved within the post pandemic realities.
The webinar will engage H.E. Cord Meier-Klodt, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Romania, and H.E. Emil Hurezeanu, Ambassador of Romania to the Federal Republic of Germany, in a discussion moderated by Radu Tudor, Political and Defense Analyst.
As the EU’s economic powerhouse, how does Germany and its upcoming Presidency envision the post-pandemic Union, in terms of opportunities for growth after an inevitable downturn? How will EU states be able to finance much needed measures for recovery and how does the pandemic affect the EU 2021 – 2027 Multiannual Financial Framework?
The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session based on questions received from the participants.
- H.E. Cord Meier-Klodt, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Romania
- H.E. Emil Hurezeanu, Ambassador of Romania to the Federal Republic of Germany
Moderator: Radu Tudor, Political and Defense Analyst