EU Delegation to the US Webinar: The EU Response to the Covid-19 Outbreak

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The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence and the European & Eurasian Studies Program at FIU would like to share this virtual event from the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and hosted by the European American Chamber of Commerce New York Chapter.


European governments have taken draconian though necessary measures to stop the spread of the corona-virus pandemic. Lock-down and social distancing have put the economy in what can be best described as a pharmacological-induced coma. EU Member States and EU Institutions have taken swift actions to bolster the healthcare sector's response capacity while providing businesses and workers with the necessary lifeblood to bridge the shutdown.

As Europe progressively start re-opening its economy, it is time to assess the effectiveness of the measures taken, but also look ahead and see how best the EU can ensure that the wounds of the pandemic do not translate into long-lasting scars.

Join us in a conversation with Elena Flores, Director for International Economic and Financial Relations and Global Governance at the European Commission, to discuss the economic impact of COVID-19, EU Member States' and EU institutions' policy response and how Europe is planning to restart economic growth and turn the page on the pandemic.


Elena Flores, Director, International Economic and Financial Relations and Global Governance, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

Yvonne Bendinger-Rothschild, Executive Director, European American Chamber of Commerce New York [Moderator]

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ImageElena Flores
Director, International Economic & Financial Relations & Global Governance, Directorate General for Economic & Financial Affairs
European Commission

Elena Flores was appointed Director for International economic and financial relations, global governance in DG ECFIN in 2015. Previously, she was Director, Policy Strategy and Coordination (from 2011), Economies of Member States (from 2007) and head of the unit for Public finance in the euro area and the EU (from 2002). From 1999-2002, Ms. Flores served as Advisor in Commissioner Solbes’ office, responsible for economic policies, employment, taxation and financial issues. Before joining the European Commission in 1987, Ms. Flores was an assistant professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in the field of international economics. She has a Master’s degree from the UAB (1982) and a Master in European Economy from the College of Europe in Bruges (1984).