EconPol Europe Pre-Launch Event


CEPS; Brussels, Belgium

EconPol Europe was officially launched on June 22, 2017 with a cluster of events in Brussels. ifo President Clemens Fuest and the representatives of eight other renowned European economic and fiscal policy research institutes have met to sign the cooperation agreement establishing this major European research network and to discuss its strategic orientation.


Inaugural Lunch

12:30 Welcome
Clemens Fuest, President, ifo Institute
12:35 Introductory remarks
Ludger Schuknecht, Chief Economist, German Ministry of Finance   
12:45 Presentation of 1st EconPol Policy Report and Discussion: The Future of Fiscal Governance in the Eurozone
Daniel Gros, Director, CEPS
Etienne Oudot de Dainville, Minister Counsellor for Financial Affairs, Permanent Representation of France to the EU
14:15 Lunch ends


The lunch was followed by a workshop at CEPS on business taxation covering a wide range of issues including European banks and tax havens, as well as the international taxation and productivity effects of M&As.