An economy that works for people: Von der Leyen’s tasks for the new EU Commission – Part 1 (cepAdhoc)


The cep evaluates in five cepAdhocs the central work orders from Ursula von der Leyen to the new EU commissioners. The first cepAdhoc deals with the topic "An economy that works for people", for which Valdis Dombrovskis will be responsible as Executive Vice-President.


From the cep's point of view, there is both light and shadow in the tasks of coordinating economic and fiscal policies. The cep is critical, for example, on the creation of a "budgetary instrument for convergence and competitiveness" in the euro zone, the adherence to a European deposit guarantee scheme and the call for the Stability and Growth Pact to continue to be interpreted flexibly in the future. Among other things, the cep welcomes the plans for a capital market union and the adherence to a rule-based, multilateral trading system.