EuroGrowth Initiative 
Europe’s Growth Challenge

Welcoming Remarks:
Dr. Andrea Montanino
Director, Global Business and Economics
Atlantic Council 

A conversation with:
Dr. Anders Aslund 
Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council

Dr. Simeon Djankov
Former Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance of Bulgaria

Mr. Poul Thomsen 
Director, Europe Department
International Monetary Fund 

Moderated by:
Ms. Caroline Vicini
Deputy Head of Delegation
Delegation of the European Union to the United States

The Atlantic Council's EuroGrowth Initiative invites you to a book launch of "Europe's Growth Challenge", written by Dr. Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and Dr. Simeon Djankov, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Bulgaria. 

The authors will give a book presentation, providing novel insights and provocative ways forward, followed by a commentary and assessment of the findings by Mr. Poul Thomsen, Director of the Europe Department at the International Monetary Fund. The discussion will be moderated by Ms. Caroline Vicini, Deputy Head of Delegation, European Union to the United States.

ABOUT THE BOOK Europe is in a serious crisis but that it can face up to these challenges. In Europe's Growth Challenge Anders Åslund and Simeon Djankov argue that the European Union can only be successful if it carries out substantial changes in the European economic system. 
By focusing on what works in Europe and the great variations within Europe, Åslund and Djankov show how Europe can develop a strategy for higher economic growth. They advocate a reduction of the fiscal role of the state, an opening up of services and digital trade, an easing of the regulatory and tax burdens on labor, an improved environment for startups and innovation, pension reform, and the development of Europe’s energy union. 
In spite of Europe's many achievements, Europe needs to address its growth challenge to stay afloat.

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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record. 

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