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Barry Lowenkron, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Pierre Moscovici, European Union Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation, and Customs
Peter Sparding, Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
The European Commission expects all EU member states to grow in 2015, with both official and private forecasters having raised their expectations for economic growth. However, certain vulnerabilities have resurfaced in Europe, again making the headlines, and the pace of the recovery remains relatively slow. Growth prospects are especially wanting in the euro area where economic performance varies significantly across countries and the legacy of the crisis — elevated unemployment rates in some countries, low demand, and high debt — continues to restrain growth in many regions. The continued uncertainty over the situation in Greece is adding a further sense of urgency to the situation. Given the strong transatlantic and global economic interconnectedness, how Europe will maneuver through the coming months will have implications reaching far beyond its borders.
In this situation, what is the way forward for the euro area? Where will economic growth come from in Europe? Can Europe rebalance its policy mix to make it more conducive to growth -- and how? What potential reforms will complete the governance of the euro area? What are likely scenarios for Greece in the coming months? How can the transatlantic partners work together to achieve growth on both sides of the Atlantic?
To discuss these and other questions, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is delighted to invite you to a select breakfast conversation with European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation, and Customs Pierre Moscovici. This conversation will be on-the-record.
If you have any questions, please contact Laura Gammell at +1 202 683 2945 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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