The conference focuses on economic stability, coordination and governance in the EU as well as on deepening the Economic and Monetary Union.
The Inter-Parliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the EU (based on the Article 13 of the Fiscal Compact) brings together a large number of Members of Parliament from the member states and the European Parliament.
In line with the overall theme of the Finnish Presidency “From discussions to solutions”, the conference will focus both on macroeconomic and regulatory aspects as well as drivers of sustainable growth in the European economy. The first day of the conference will focus on growth and stability, deepening of the EMU and developing the European Semester. On the second day, the aim is to discuss concrete ways to foster investment, innovations and sustainable growth.
9.00 – 10.30 Registration at the conference venue (Marina Congress Center)
10.30 – 11.30 Meetings of the Political Groups
11.30 – 13.00 Lunch at the Conference Venue
13.00 – 13.15 Opening Session
Welcome Address by Ms Tuula Haatainen, Deputy Speaker of the ParliamentIntroductory remarks Mr Johannes Koskinen, Chair of the Finance
13.15 – 15.30 Session I: Economic Governance in the EMU: What next?
Chair of the session: Mr Johannes Koskinen, Chair of the Finance Committee
Mr Klaus Regling, Managing Director, European Stability MechanismMr Marco Buti, Director General for Economic and Financial Affairs,
European CommissionMr Olli Rehn, Governor of the Bank of Finland
Some framing questions:
Concerning the next initiative to strengthen the governance and resilience of
the EMU, which should the priorities be in the short and long term?What is the role for an EU rule-based surveillance framework for fiscal, economic and social policies? How can the political ownership be strengthened?What should the next steps be in building the banking union and the capital
markets union? What is the role of European Parliament and national parliaments in the democratic control of the economic governance framework?How can inter-parliamentary cooperation be improved?
15.30 – 16.00 Family photo and coffee break
16.00 – 17.45 Session II: Beyond the EU2020 Strategy for growth and jobs: new
goals and indicators?
Mr Fabrice Murtin, Head of Well-Being and Household Conditions
Section, OECD Statistics and Data DirectorateMr Vesa Vihriälä, Professor of Practice, University of HelsinkiMr Marcel Haag, Director for Jobs, Growth & Investment, SecretariatGeneral, European Commission
Some framing questions:
What should be the core objectives of the next strategic agenda for growth and
jobs in the EU?What can we learn from the objectives, design and implementation of the EU2020 strategy?Which core indicators should be included to measure progress?Is there a need
for some new indicators that better cover sustainable and inclusive growth?What should be the role of stakeholders, such as regions, social partners and
civil society, in defining any new strategy?
9.00 – 10.30 Session III: How to trigger public and private investments
in the EU?
Chair of the session: Mr Juhana Vartiainen, Chair of the Commerce Committee
Ms Katri Kulmuni, Minister of the EconomyMr Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President, European Commission
DiscussionMs Margarida Marques, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Budgets, European Parliament
Which policy areas should the EU focus on to increase private and public investments in the EU?
How can the 2019 country-specific recommendations be better integrated in
national policy making?Which measures should be taken to remove barriers to
investments in the single market?How could the action plan for sustainable finance and investments in the Capital Markets Union be advanced?
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 13.00 Session IV: How to support innovations for sustainable growth?
Mr Mika Anttonen, Chief Executive Officer, St1 GroupMr Antero Vartia, Founder of the Compensate Foundation
DiscussionMr Jouni Keronen, Executive Manager, Climate Leadership Coalition
What key elements are needed to encourage investors towards more sustainable
investments?Is the EU innovation and research policy adequate to support sustainable
growth?What role can the private sector play and how can the public sector support
13.00 – 13.15 Closing remarks
Mr Juhana Vartiainen, Chair of the Commerce Committee