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Portuguese Presidency closes with Recovery Summit

25 Jun · 15h45

© Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2021

On 30 June 2021, the Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB) in Lisbon will be hosting the Recovery Summit.

As part of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), the Portuguese Minister of State for Finance, João Leão, will welcome some of the Ministers for the Economy and Finance of the EU Member States, the European Commissioner for Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, and a group of renowned economists for joint reflection on the legacy of the crisis caused by the pandemic and the future of the European economy.

The Recovery Summit will open the debate on fundamental issues related with Europe’s potential for growth and the need to foster investment that will guarantee leadership for the EU in the climate and digital transitions.

With budgetary rules suspended until 2023, the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU will thus seek to advance reflection on the European budgetary supervision framework and the need to adjust rules to the post-COVID reality.


14h00 – 14h15

Opening by the Portuguese Minister of State for Finance, João Leão

14h15 – 16h00

Session 1 – Reforming the European economy for post-COVID times

Guest speaker (VTC):

Olivier Blanchard
Robert Solow Professor of Economics Emeritus, MIT
Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics


Discussion Panel:

  • Andrej Šircelj, Minister for Finance, Slovenia
  • Bruno Le Maire, Minister for the Economy, Finance and Recovery, France
  • Nadia Calviño, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Economy and Digitalisation, Spain
  • Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner for Economy

16h30 – 17h45

Session 2 – Rethinking the EU’s economic governance model

Guest speaker (VTC): Paul De Grauwe
John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy, London School of Economics


Discussion panel:

  • Margarida Marques, Member of the European Parliament, rapporteur on the review of the macroeconomic legislative framework
  • Richard Baldwin, International Economics Professor, Graduate Institute, Geneva and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of VoxEU.org
  • Veronica Guerrieri (to be confirmed)
  • Ronald E. Tarrson, Professor of Economics and Willard Graham Faculty Scholar, University of Chicago
  • Vítor Constâncio, Former Vice-President of the ECB and Chairman of the Board of ISEG Business School, University of Lisbon
  • Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow, Bruegel

17h45 – 18h00

Closure by the Portuguese Secretary of State for Finance, João Nuno Mendes

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