Breakfast with Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, A new EU: Unfinished Business and Priorities

The EU soon has new leadership that among other challenges has to tackle the economic consequences of trade tensions and heightened global uncertainty while continuing to deepen the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).
We will be making an assessment of the achievements of the Juncker Commission, but also look forward to unfinished business. Specifically, the Euro Area needs to be strengthened, by completing the Banking Union and creating an efficient Capital Market Union. Safe assets and central fiscal capacity are also important tools to make the EMU more resilient and ensure it works for all Member States.

Guest of Honor: Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic & Financial Affairs, Taxation & Customs

Before his designation, he served in the European Parliament and in the French National Assembly, mainly working on economic issues.He has been Minister for European Affairs (1997-2002) and Minister for the Economy and Finance (2012-2014) in France.

 As Commissioner, he is in charge of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact, as well as ensuring the economic soundness of Commission proposals and deepening the Economic and Monetary Union to create the conditions for jobs, growth and investment, and encouraging further structural reforms.

On taxation matters, Commissioner Moscovici is responsible for developing a value added tax system at EU level, improving the functioning of the internal market in both direct and indirect taxation and fighting tax fraud and tax evasion.

His responsibilities also include the development and management of an efficient EU customs union. The conversation was moderated by Richard Deputy Editor, New York, Reuters Breaking Views.

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