Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner for Economy, discussed
“Preventing the Great Fragmentation: Europe’s response to the COVID-19 economic
shock” at a virtual event with the Peterson Institute for International
Economics (PIIE) on June 4, 2020.
Gentiloni began serving as European Commissioner for Economy
in December 2019. He was prime minister of Italy from December 2016 to June
2018. He was previously appointed as Italy’s minister of foreign affairs from October
2014 to December 2016 and minister of communication between 2006 and 2008.