Future scenarios for investments in a competitive EU: opportunities and challenges

Co-chaired by Mr Thomas Händel, chair of the committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the EP and the chair of the committee on Finance of the Dutch House of Representatives OR the Senate.

For this session, an overview will be given of the contribution that various types of investment could make to enhanced economic growth, convergence and competitiveness. Subsequently, it will be examined what obstacles to these investments may occur and how these can be overcome.

  • Introduction of various scenarios for investment by Ms Laura van Geest, Director of the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
  • Intervention by Ms Mari Kiviniemi, Vice President of the OECD
  • Catch-the-eye / ‘bluecard’ debate


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