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Webinar "The EU Corona Budget, an emotional moment for the EU"

When: Thursday, July 16, 2020 11:00 - Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:00
Where: Zoom Webinar

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There is a lot at stake when it comes to the EU Corona Budget. The Commission proposed a 750 billion euro emergency package which created a lot of debate and controversy. There is a lot of focus by the media at the debate at the level of the leaders of the EU 27 Member States. However this focus is often not informative when it comes to the content of the proposal. Neither is this focus of the media reflecting at the emotions among the people in the various member-states.

Sallux wants to provide both. We aim to provide some insight in the reactions in the member-states and in the content of the proposal. First of all with reflections written by young professionals from various member-states at the Coronacrisis and EU solidarity as well as the sovereignty of the member-states and the emotions that this situation and the debate around the Commission proposal created. These reflections will be published here and will provide input in the run-up to the webinar which will take place at 16 July at 11:00 (Amsterdam/Berlin time).

Key speaker in the webinar will be economist Rosen Ivanov who has years of experience in Central Banking and the ECB and has much to share on EU. He will reflect on the content of the Commission proposal. But before that the webinar will feature a summary of the reflections brought in from the various member-states.  

We have asked some young professionals from our network, who have a sense of the issues at stake and can at the same time express the feelings living in their culture/country on this situation. Their articles contributing to the discourse are posted on our news page.

We hope that our approach will be a useful addition to the discussion and we invite you to keep an eye on this page and to subscribe for the webinar!

Please note, there are a limited number of spots available on the Zoom Webinar, and the interactive event will be on a first come, first serve basis. If the Zoom Webinar becomes full, you can follow the YouTube livestream which will be posted on the Sallux website (, Facebook (@SalluxThinktank), Twitter (Sallux_Official), or Youtube (Sallux_Official) channels.

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Creator: Etienne Ansotte

Credit: EU/Etienne Ansotte

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Rosen Ivanov

Rosen was born in Bulgaria where he graduated magna cum laude from the prestigious Master’s program in International Economic Relations of the University for National and World Economy at Sofia, Bulgaria. He first worked for more than 9 years (the latest three in managerial capacity) at the Bulgarian National Bank on subjects related to securities, payment and settlement systems, regulation, EU integration, statistics, government debt and other central banking topics. He then went on to work for 9 years as a senior expert at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on similar issues. He has presented viable solutions at international fora for a resolving some of the major macroeconomic challenges of our day. He is currently the Director of the Center for Fair Economics and Finance at the Heidelberg Institute for International Studies and Leadership.

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