The European Union is achieving important progresses in addressing the financial crisis. Since 2009, many actions has been undertaken, but other challenges must be addressed. Aside from all the political measures and programmes being implemented to combat the Eurozone crisis, we still need to repair the bank balance sheets, to boost both sustainable economic growth and job creation.
During this Finanancial Services task force briefing, we have to opportunity to get a new viewpoint on themes as the European Banking Union and the results of the programme concerning economic and financial assistance from the Troika. The speaker, Mr. Rui Henrique Alves, Financial Counsellor and Coordinator of the Economics and Finance Unit at the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the European Union, will provide us with a briefing on these topics, deepening the portuguese position towards growth promotion.
Rui Henrique Alves is currently working at the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the European Union, being Financial Counsellor and Coordinator of the Economics and Finance Unit (“Núcleo de Economia e Finanças”). He is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics – University of Porto (FEP). He holds a PhD in Economics from FEP, in the area of European Economics. He is the author of two books and several articles in the fields of European Economics and Macroeconomics (in particular , Economic Policy and Public Finance), which, together with Financial Markets, constitute its core research interests. He is Investigator at CEF.UP (Center for Economics and Finance, University of Porto ) and Founding Member of NIFIP (Center for Research in Public Finance and Monetary Policy - FEP) and OBEGEF (Observatory of Fraud Economics and Management). He has been Member of the Executive Council of the FEP between 2010 and 2013 and of the Regional Tourism Authority of Porto and North of Portugal in 2012. He has been Advisor to the Portuguese Stock Exchange for some years and has taught at other higher education schools.
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