On 12 January, I had the pleasure of participating in a workshop on “Global Economic Governance: Which Role for the EU?”.
Organised by the European Parliament Research Service at the EP, the workshop explored the growing challenges of a changing global economic climate for citizens, the European Union and global governance mechanisms. Drawing on my co-authored European Parliament Study on EU-IMF relations my remarks focused on the problematic EU-IMF approach to the Eurozone crisis and austerity measures towards Greece and called for more transparency in international decision-making. International Organisations are not only the bedrock of global macro-processes, but need to to demonstrate their benefits to ordinary citizens.
I was joined by co-panelists Sylvie GOULARD (Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament), Elena FLORES (Director for International economic and financial relations and global governance, DG ECFIN, European Commission) and Professor Bernard HOEKMAN, (European University Institute (EUI), Robert Schuman Chair) and moderator Dirk VERBEKEN, (Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies, EP).
CLICK HERE to watch a video of the events and my remarks.