Servaas Deroose, Deputy Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs to the European Commission, to speak at EBS 2013

Servaas Deroose has been Deputy Director-General at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs since 2010. In this capacity, he co-ordinates the DG's work on EU governance, integrated macroeconomic surveillance, EU2020, competitiveness and fiscal policy. Mr. Deroose is currently the Commission's Mission Chief for Greece's economic adjustment programme. He has been a member of the Economic and Financial Committee since 2005.

After graduating in economics from the University of Ghent, Servaas Deroose worked as a researcher at the Economics Faculty of the University of Ghent. He joined the European Commission in 1985 and has worked mainly in the fields of macroeconomic surveillance (economic forecasts, economic policy co-ordination, budgetary policy) and EMU-related issues (economic convergence, euro adoption, imbalances).