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Rethinking economic policy in Europe

The Brussels Economic Forum, 18 May 2011

The 12th Brussels Economic Forum (BEF) of 18 May took place at a pivotal moment as Europe enters a decade of fundamental reform on its way to creating what Commissioner Olli Rehn has called "real and functional economic union". Against this background, the Forum offered a unique opportunity to discuss the new era of EU economic governance among high level decision-makers, economists, social partners and the media who met at the Forum to debate and exchange ideas. At this year’s Forum, Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of Finance and member of the German Bundestag, gave the First Annual Padoa-Schioppa Lecture, and other prominent leaders such as Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD, Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President, European Central Bank, and Stefan Ingves, Governor of Sveriges Riksbank, Sweden, also shared their views. This video provides short clips from a selection of key speeches.

>> Full recordings of all speeches
>> Website Brussels Economic Forum 2011


Duration: 5'23''

Euro Taxi video on the 2011 Brussels Economic Forum

The video features short interviews with key figures from the conference, including Stefan Ingves and Sharon Bowles, as well as conference participants and informal interviews with members of the public. The interviewees present their views on how will European economic governance be strengthened and how they see the economic future of Europe.


Duration: 5'31''


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