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Conference on the Reform of the Economic Governance of the EU

7 November 2023 @ 8:00 15:30

The ETUC Conference ‘AN ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE OF THE EU THAT WORKS FOR WORKERS, JOBS AND INVESTMENTS’ will be held on the 7th of November in Brussels (from 8am to 12.30pm).

The Conference aims to advocate against austerity-driven reform of the Economic Governance of the EU among Members of the European Parliament and Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States to the EU.

Draft agenda

Time7th November 2023
8am – 9.30amBreakfast with Members of the European Parliament:   The democratic and social dimension of the new economic governance of the EU: flexible fiscal rules, sustainable investments and adequate social expenditure.  
Confirmed MEPs:
Gabriele Bischoff, S&D
Brando Benifei, S&D
Philippe Lamberts, Greens
Jose Gusmao, The Left
Dragos Pislaru, Renew
Gaelle Chaillet, Greens  

Chair: Ludovic Voet, Confederal Secretary, ETUC
9.30am – 10.30amHigh-level debate with European Commission
Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner for Economy (tbc)  
Nadia María Calviño Santamaría, Deputy Prime Minister of Spain (tbc)    

Chair: Ludovic Voet, Confederal Secretary, ETUC
10.30am – 12.30pmNational ownership, fiscal trajectories, role of social partners and national plans: equality and fairness in the economic governance of the EU.  

Representatives of Member States (confirmed):  
Pierre Offret, Permanent Representation of France
Milagros Paniagua, Ministry for the inclusion, Social security and migration, Spain  
Frank Vandenbroucke, Minister of Social Affairs, Belgium (tbc)  
12.30pmEnd of the Conference
14.00 – 15.30TUSLO assessment of the European Semester Project 2022 – 2023 and way forward to the implementation of the project 2024 – 2025
15.30End of the day

Working languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Polish

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