Over the last year, concerns re-emerged about the long-term economic outlook in Europe. Investment has been recovering, thanks to improved access to finance and to monetary policy that has kept interest rates low. The European economy however continues to show a number of long-standing structural issues, affecting its competitiveness and growth prospects. In times of disruptive technological change, there is a cost of inaction, which can become permanent, calling for a rethinking of policies and a shift towards an agenda for competitiveness and growth.
The seminar will provide an opportunity to discuss alternative policy actions in a changing global world as well as the operations of the European Investment Bank.
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