In dialog – the pandemic, the economy and Europe
SPD Economic Forum – dialog with Olaf Scholz
The SPD Economic Forum was held as a hybrid event on October 12, 2020 with Germany’s Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz. The minister was asked questions about measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and economic developments in the time of the pandemic. Does the Federal Government still have the strength needed to transform the economy with respect to decarbonization, electrification and digitalization both at European level and within Germany? In the lead up to the “super election year”, does the Grand Coalition still have ideas on how to achieve the necessary economic policy measures?
Europe after the German EU Council Presidency
As one of the stand-out Ministers of Finance in Europe, Olaf Scholz also commented on the challenges of the German EU Council Presidency 2020. What could Germany contribute to strengthening Europe within this framework, and what will happen in future in Europe after Brexit?
A hybrid event
The hybrid event “In dialog with Olaf Scholz. The pandemic, the economy and Europe – challenges for the political economy” was attended by approximately 80 guests at the Allianz Forum on Pariser Platz, and about 300 guests joined the livestream on the internet.