Ljubljana, 2 March 2023 (TDI): The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Slovenia and the Representation of the European Commission in Slovenia are jointly organizing the European Union (EU) economic governance framework reforms.

The event will take place on 9th March at the Congress Center Brdo. The reforms under discussion intend to find consensus to ensure sustainability and growth pact in the EU financial sphere.

The event will provide a platform for the discussion on the future EU economic governance framework. The economic governance reforms aim to enhance stability and growth, highlighting the medium-term fiscal policy aspects.

The fiscal reform proposal has made seven recommendations for a stronger, greener, and more resilient Europe.

The seven key proposals include ensuring the quality of national medium-term fiscal structural plans, freeing future-oriented spending from arbitrary constraints, debt stability, delivering EU’s environmental, economic, and social objectives, monitoring risks, enhancing democratic ownership, and expanding European fiscal capacities.

The event is set to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Robert Golob, and the European Commissioner for the Economy, Paolo Gentiloni.

Mitja Gaspari, former Minister of Finance and former Governor of the Bank of Slovenia will be moderating the event.

The key speakers of the conference include the Slovenian Minister of Finance, Klemen Boštjančič, Paschal Donohoe, President of the Eurogroup, Fernando Medina, Minister of Finance of Portugal, Johanna Lybeck Lilja, State Secretary at the Minister of Finance of Sweden and Pierre Gramegna, Managing Director, European Stability Mechanism.

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The debate will be live-streamed on the Facebook page of the Slovenian Ministry of Finance. The hybrid nature of the event will also enable everyone to participate in it through the Zoom application.

The event will be accessible in both English and Slovenian interpretation. The participants will have the opportunity to take part in the debate at the end of the event.

The economic governance reforms are endorsed by environmental groups namely Climate Action Network, New Economic Foundation, European Trade Union Confederation, and Greentervention and Social Platform.