Making the EU’s health sector more resilient [MEMBERS-ONLY]
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
The race to vaccinate is still under way in most EU countries and policymakers are continuing their search for solutions. Clearly, there is a need for more EU-wide coordination in pharma and healthcare. But healthcare is a national competence, and this is also where the expertise lies. Nevertheless, for crises that cross borders, such as pandemics, cooperation on data comparability and availability would be a good start. How can public-private partnerships play a role in this issue? This session will discuss the policy initiatives in this domain, taking into account the findings of a working group on pharma within the CEPS task force on industrial policy.
The Economic Recovery
Fiscal stimulus: lessons from the US to the EU?
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
With the American Rescue Plan, the US government is putting in place a fiscal stimulus package worth 10% of GDP, to be followed by an equally large infrastructure package. In the EU, although the fiscal policy response has also been unprecedented, it is much smaller. Should the EU learn from the US? Does the Covid crisis require a large aggregate demand response? What can be achieved with such a policy approach?
This session is organised as part of CEPS’ collaboration with the European Network for Economic and Fiscal Policy Research (EconPol) and Intereconomics – Review of European Economic Policy.