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  • Thursday 31 May – Morning Session I: Going for growth in Europe : Addressing the public finance challenges and breaking negative feedback loops

    08:00-09:30
    Registration
    09:30-10:00
    Opening Address: Olli Rehn, Vice-President, European Commission Presentation pdf [218 Kb] Speech
    10:00-11:00

    2nd Annual Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Lecture

    Mario Monti, Prime Minister of Italy Speech

    Introduced by Marco Buti, Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European CommissionSpeech

    11:00-11:30
    Coffee break
    11:30-13:00

    Session I: Going for growth in Europe: Addressing the public finance challenges and breaking negative feedback loops

    Moderator: Stephen Fidler, The Wall Street Journal

    • Philippe Aghion, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
    • Matt Brittin, Vice-President, Google Europe
    • Thomas Steffen, Director-General, German Ministry of Finance
    • Lucio Pench, Director, Fiscal policy, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
    13:00-14:30
    Lunch
  • Thursday 31 May – Afternoon (14:30 – 16: 30) Session II: Growth challenges facing the global economy

    14:30-14:50
    Keynote address: Nemat Shafik, Deputy Managing Director, IMF Speech pdf [75 Kb]
    14:50-16:10
    Session II: Growth challenges facing the global economy

    Moderator: Geoffrey Meade, Press Association

    • Jong-Wha Lee, Senior Advisor for International Economy to the President of South-Korea
    • Deepak Nayyar, Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    • Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Professor of International Macroeconomics, Member of the board, UBS
    • Maarten Verwey, Deputy Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
    16:10-16:30
    Coffee break
  • Thursday 31 May – Afternoon (16:30 – 18:00) Session III: Growth-Enhancing policies in Europe – Which way forward?

    16:30-18:00

    Round Table.
    Moderator: Wolfgang Münchau, The Financial Times

    18:00-18:20
    CLOSING SPEECH: Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank Speech pdf [75 Kb]

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