Brussels Economic Forum 2018 - EU monitor

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Brussels Economic Forum 2018

Atomium in Brussel.
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen

The Brussels Economic Forum is the flagship annual economic event of the European Commission.

The Forum brings together European and international policymakers, opinion leaders, academics, civil society and business leaders to debate hot economic topics and share new perspectives on Europe's economic challenges.

#EUBEF18 will focus on the future of the European Economy in an era of digital disruption:

  • What is the future of work in a digital economy?
  • What financial system for a deeper EMU in a digital era?
  • The future of EMU: towards more resilience and convergence


European Commission (EC)

The European Commission is the executive body of the EU and runs its day-to-day business. It is made up of the College of Commissioners, 27 European Commissioners, one for each member state, who are each responsible for one or several policy areas. In addition, the 'Commission' also refers to the entire administrative body that supports the Commissioners, consisting of the Directorates-General and the Services.

The European Commission is the sole EU body capable of proposing new legislation. The Commission also performs an oversight function, monitoring whether European legislation is properly implemented in the member states. In the event of non-compliance, the Commission can coerce a member state to comply by starting a legal procedure at the European Court of Justice.


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