Time: February 22 from 17:00 to 18:30
Place: Tiedekulma (Yliopistonkatu 4, Helsinki)
European economic policy is facing several needs and challenges. Investments in the green transition cannot wait. The corona pandemic and Russia's war in Ukraine have shown the fragility of global value chains and the risks associated with technological dependencies. The new situation has started a lively debate in Europe about what kind of economic policies can best promote the welfare of the continent in the future. The EU and its member states have to balance short-term budgetary pressures and long-term economic policies that support environmental, social and economic sustainability.
How does the Finnish economic policy debate look from within a broader European perspective? How does Finland manage in a dynamic geopolitical and financial context? Financial Times economic analyst Martin Sandbu, Yle's economic journalist Anna Karismo, Professor of Practise Vesa Vihriälä and post-doctoral researcher Timo Harjuniemi from the University of Helsinki evaluate these questions.
The discussion, which is held partly in English and partly in Finnish, will be moderated by Global Politics and Communication Programme Director S.M. Amadae and Vice-Dean Hanna Wass.
The event can also be watched via live streaming.
The event is organized in cooperation with the University of Helsinki and the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Master's Program in Global Politics and Communication.