Newsmaker Event with VP Olli Rehn, European Commissioner for Economic & Monetary Affairs and the Euro
On September 23, 2013, the EACC New York hosted a joint Newsmaker Breakfast with Reuters News on the Euro Zone’s economic challenges, banking and reforms with EC Vice President Olli Rehn, European Commissioner for Economic & Monetary Affairs and the Euro.
In an interview conducted by Stephen Adler, President and Editor-in-Chief of Reuters News, Vice President Rehn, the European Union’s top economic official, discussed the latest developments and remaining challenges in the EU, including financial reforms, an update on the EU banking union, overall outlook for the euro zone as well as the impact on the global economy.
In his current role, Rehn’s responsibilities include coordinating an exit strategy from the EU’s current economic crisis and putting public finances in all member states back on a sustainable path.
The Newsmaker with Commissioner Rehn arrived on the heels of European President Manuel Barroso’s state of the union speech, and a day after Germany’s critical elections, and the G20 Summit in Russia, and shortly before the G20 Ministerial and the Annual IMF meetings in Washington, where he will represent the European Commission in vital discussions on economic, monetary and financial affairs.