The future of the EU fiscal framework — with Ludovic Suttor-Sorel, October 7th 16:00 CET

In this special one-off we focus on European fiscal policy, following FiscalMatters' week of debate in which the future of the EU fiscal framework is discussed: “Too often important policy decisions happen behind closed doors. We need an open and accessible debate on Europe’s fiscal future”.

Together with Ludovic Suttor-Sorel from Finance Watch we look at the current EU fiscal rules and how they should change in order to face the challenges we face regarding climate change, a just transition, rising inequality, unemployment and public health. How can we, civil society, academics and social and environmental activists contribute to fiscal policy for the good?

We will ask him:

  • What are the main problems of the current EU fiscal rules, and to what extent to they hinder countries to make the necessary investments to build resilient green economies?

  • What kind of EU fiscal framework do we need to tackle the main challenges of the 21st century?

  • What other instruments should the EU use to promote more convergence between the member states, and is this all feasible within the euro?

Ludovic Suttor-Sorel research and Advocacy officer, Ludovic works on fiscal policy, sustainable finance, natural capital and the nexus between biodiversity and finance.