Recordings from this conference are available on Europe By Satellite (EbS).
Last update 17/01/2011
The conference "Towards integrated economic governance in the EU: The European Semester", was held in Brussels on 12 January 2011.
This event marked the start of the first European Semester of integrated economic governance; and coincided with the first Annual Growth Survey, presented by the Commission on the same day. To initiate a broad debate on the enhanced EU economic governance, the conference brought together various key stakeholders on the European and national levels. The debates were framed by keynote speeches by Olli Rehn, Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Afairs and Commission President José Manuel Barroso. Dedicated panel discussions, moderated by journalists, addressed specific elements of the new system of reinforced EU economic governance, fiscal as well as mcroeconomic surveillance. The panel debates benefitted from Concluding remarks by Professor Mario Monti of Bocconi University. The panel speakers were key decision-makers from national governments and European institutions, as well as high-level experts from think tanks and academia, including Jürgen Ligi, Estonian Minister of Finance; Sharon Bowles, Chair of the European Parliament ECON Committee; and Klaus Regling, Chief Executive of the European Financial Stability Facility.