Monday, 6th February 2023, from 11:30 to 12:30 h. CET (UTC+1)

Venue: Conference Room, Ministerio de Asuntos Económicos y Transformación Digital, Pº de la Castellana 162, Madrid

Hybrid event


The European economy is withstanding the shock of the Russian invasion of Ukraine better than expected. Moreover, the Union and its member states have put in place effective measures to avoid a recession and reduce the impact of inflation on citizens and businesses. However, prices remain high, financing costs are rising, the war in Ukraine continues, and the geopolitical context induces a subsidy race that threatens the competitiveness of the European industry. 

In this context, Nadia Calviño, First Vice President and Minister of Economy of Spain, and Fernando Medina, Minister of Finance of Portugal, will discuss the economic challenges facing Europe, with a special focus on the effectiveness, fairness and sustainability of public support to families and companies, the urgency of growth enhancing policies that promote Europe’s competitiveness, the reform of the economic governance framework and the priorities of the Spanish presidency, which will take place in the second half of 2023.


Hastag: #EconomicPrioritiesEU

  • The event will be held in English without simultaneous translation
  • If you are planning to attend in-person, please send RSVP to indicating your full name and ID or passport number before 3rd February at midday.
  • The event will also be live streamed on the Elcano Royal Institute’s YouTube channel. On-line attendance does not require registration
  • Questions from on-line audience can be sent by email to or via Twitter using the event hashtag