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Group of Economic Policy Analysis (GEPA)

The aim of the Group of Economic Policy Analysis (GEPA) is to ensure a debate on economic policy issues between the European Commission and top European economists from academia and the business sector. The meetings follow the Chatham House rule.

The external members of the GEPA are top European economists:

 

GEPA meetings are chaired by President Barroso and attended by Commissioners in charge of main related areas. The Head of BEPA acts as executive President of the GEPA, which also includes six other top level Commission officers. Additional external economists may be invited for the meetings, depending on the topics discussed.

 

Meeting - 4 February 2005

The first meeting of GEPA took place on 4 February and was devoted to (i) the prospects and implications of the euro-dollar exchange rate, and (ii) the Lisbon Agenda's reforms of product and factor markets.

Summary (pdf document 125 Kb)

Meeting - 4 May 2005

The second meeting of GEPA took place on 4 May. The focus of the meeting was (i) the EU's economic prospects and (ii) EU competitiveness and industrial location.

Summary (pdf document 125 Kb)

Meeting - 21 September 2005

The third meeting of GEPA took place on 21 September. The focus of the meeting was (i) the EU's economic policies in view of the current economic juncture and (ii) EU competitiveness and industrial location.

 Summary (pdf document 35 Kb)

Meeting - 19 December 2005

The fourth meeting of GEPA took place on 19 December. It was devoted to (i) State Aid policy and innovation, and (ii) assessing the implications of China's economic rise.

Summary (pdf document 150 Kb)

 

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