ALDE New Year Conference
The Alliance of Liberals & Democrats for Europe (ALDE) New Year Conference on "Relaunching the EU economy – how to overcome the investment gap?" and held on 6 January 2015 will be led by ALDE President, Mr Guy Verhofstadt, MEP, and follows the presentation of the ALDE contribution to revive growth in the EU, the "European Investment and Recovery Act". The Vice-President of the European Commission, Mr Jyrki Katainen, and Polish Minister of Finance, Mr Mateusz Szczurek will give keynote speeches. It will be followed by a discussion of the topic by an expert panel including the audience. The conference will discuss different policy options of how to revive growth in the EU. The overall aim of the conference is to assess whether the current policies address the issue or whether additional measures are needed to overcome the investment gap and to relaunch the EU economy.