Past eventResearch Event

Spring Forecast for the European Economy

4 May 2018 - 8:30am to 10:00am

Chatham House, London


Carlos Martinez-Mongay, Director, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission



The European economy has continued to move forward with what has become a more broad-based and stronger economic expansion. In 2017, the EU recorded GDP growth at 2.4 per cent - the highest in a decade. Overall, a continuation of this expansion at a slightly more moderate pace remains the most likely scenario for 2018 and 2019, but external downside risks have increased markedly since the European Commission’s 2017 autumn forecast. In this context, Carlos Martinez Mongay will present the European Commission's latest macroeconomic forecast, highlighting their views on the outlook for the European economy and on the risks posed by external developments.

This event will take place the day after the release of the European Commission's economic and fiscal forecast, which serves as a basis for a number of the organization's economic surveillance procedures.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.