Regaining Momentum: Advancing Open Market Economies in Europe and Eurasia
- Pierre Heilbronn, Vice President, Policy and Partnerships, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
- Andrew Wilson, Executive Director, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
- Merryl Burpoe, Deputy Vice President, Office of Investment Policy, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
- Jonathan D. Katz, Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invite you to a timely discussion about the challenges to unlocking economic potential and advancing market economies in an era of instability and political dynamism in Europe and its neighborhood.
The EU and its member states are facing unprecedented internal and external political challenges and churn from migration to Brexit to democratic backsliding. Many have argued that economic disillusionment and corruption have been key factors in the rise of populism and nationalism in Central, Southern, and Eastern Europe. Over the last 25 years, the United States and European counterparts have advocated, provided political, financial, and technical resources and macroeconomic support for countries across Europe, including new EU member states, as they transformed to democratic open market oriented economies.
The success of this transformation is under significant duress and the United States and Europe in an era of growing corruption, state capture, and sharp power, must redefine and reinvigorate the goal of advancing the transition to open, market economies, while also fostering inclusive growth. How does the West regain momentum and appeal to Europe and its neighborhood to support open markets that value transparency, rule of law, good governance, and sustainable economies?
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