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We asked a select group of recent speakers at the Brussels Economic Forum to tell us what their top priorities would be to restart the European economy after the Covid-19 crisis. Watch what they said below.

Guy Standing - Professorial Research Associate at SOAS, University of London - Speaker at BEF 2019
Hanneke Faber - President Global Foods & Refreshment at Unilever - Speaker at BEF 2019
Luca Visentini - General Secretary, ETUC - Speaker at BEF 2019 and BEF 2017
Helena Norberg-Hodge - Founder and Director, Local Futures - Speaker at BEF 2019
Tim Jackson - Professor of Sustainable Development, University of Surrey - Speaker at BEF 2019
Sarah Durieux - Executive Director, France - Speaker at BEF 2019
Deidre Mortell - CEO of Social Innovation Fund Ireland, and Social Entrepreneur in Residence at CONNECT, Trinity College Dublin - Speaker at BEF 2019
Winnie Byanyima - Executive director of UNAIDS - Speaker at BEF 2018
Kristalina Georgieva - Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund - Speaker at BEF 2018
Ana Botin - Group Executive Chairman, Santander - Speaker at BEF 2018
Sylvie Matherat - High Level Forum on Capital Markets Union, former member of Deutsche - Speaker at BEF 2017
François Villeroy de Galhau - Governor, Bank of France - Speaker at BEF 2017 and 2016
Therese de Liedekerke - Deputy Director General, Business Europe - Speaker at BEF 2014
Pascal Lamy - President emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute and former Director General of the WTO - Speaker at BEF 2013
Danuta Hübner - Member of the European Parliament - Speaker at BEF 2012
José Ángel Gurría - Secretary-General, OECD - Speaker at BEF 2011