The objective of this session is first to discuss the structural challenges that the Central Eastern Europe (CEE) region is facing in terms of economic growth and financing of its economy and also the impacts of the Covid pandemic on CEE economies. Secondly, the panel will assess the effects can be expected in the CEE region from the Next Generation EU (NGEU) recovery package in terms of growth and what actions are needed to improve funding sources in the region, taking into account on-going initiatives at the EU and regional levels (e.g. CMU, Vienna Initiative).
Points of discussion
- What are the structural challenges that the CEE region is facing in terms of growth and financing of its economy? What are the consequences of the pandemic on CEE economies and how are they recovering? Are there significant financing and investment gaps? What are main issues to be tackled for improving the financing of the CEE economy and what are the obstacles to overcome?
- What impact can be expected from the Next Generation EU recovery package in the CEE region in terms of economic growth? Will it help to address the structural growth issues that the region is facing? What policy initiatives and industry-driven changes are needed to improve the financing model of the region? What can be expected from the CMU?