Henrik Enderlein and Jean Pisani-Ferry presented the key recommendations from their report on reforms, investment and growth for Europe.
Henrik Enderlein and Jean Pisani-Ferry, both professors at Hertie School of Governance, submitted their report on Reforms, investment and growth: An agenda for France, Germany and Europe to Ministers Sigmar Gabriel and Emmanuel Macron on 27 November 2014. The two experts had been commissioned that October by the German and the French governments to prepare proposals for economic reforms.
“France and Germany need to act now. And they need to act together. The biggest danger we see right now is a period of window dressing where lip service is paid to grand projects and reforms, but no real steps are taken”, the authors write in the 50 page report.
Enderlein and Pisani-Ferry presented the key recommendations from their report at the Hertie School on 2 December. They were joined by President and CEO of DIW Berlin Marcel Fratzscher for a discussion moderated by the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones’ Bertrand Benoit.
In the media:
Deutschlandfunk: Wir wollen ein ökonomisches Schengen aufbauen
Die Welt: Der Traum von doppelten Reformen
Der Tagesspiegel: Wirtschaftsminister provozieren Wolfgang Schäuble
The New York Times: Germany and France Aim to Avert a ‘Lost Decade’
Prof. Dr. Henrik Enderlein, Associate Dean and Professor for Political Economy, Hertie School of Governance; Director of Jacques Delors Institute – Berlin
Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, PhD, President, DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research); Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance, Humboldt-University Berlin
Prof. Jean Pisani-Ferry, Professor of Economics and Public Management, Hertie School of Governance; Commissioner-General for Policy Planning, reporting to the French Prime Minister
Bertrand Benoit, Bureau Chief Germany/Austria; Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones