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Still time to reform the Euro Area?

A debate on the Greens/EFA proposals


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Read a summary of our proposals that will be debated

Simultaneous interpretation available during the event

- How can the EMU be transformed to be made more resilient? What about the Member States outside the Euro area?
- What does actually mean a fiscal and banking union?
- Can our economic model be adapted to support the climate objectives?
- What powers should exert the EU on national economic and budgetary powers?
- Is the democratic deficit inherent to the structure of the Eurozone?
- Should the social dimension of EMU be restricted to the mobility of workers?
- Should the ECB evolve?
- Against the background of Brexit and national elections, is there scope to reform the Euro area?

14h30

Introduction

Philippe Lamberts, Co-President of the Greens/EFA Group

14h35

Keynote

Wolfgang Munchau (associate editor of the Financial Times and director of Eurointelligence)

14h55

José Leandro (Principal Adviser on EMU to the President of the European Commission)

  • One year after the release of the 5 Presidents’ report, where are we now?
  • Given the electoral background in some Member States, rising euro-skepticism that diverts from further integration and the attention focused on Brexit, has the reform of the EMU put in the fridge until 2019?

15h10

Discussion

15h15

Panel I

  • Wolfgang Munchau (Financial Times, Eurointelligence)
  • José Leandro (Principal Adviser on EMU to the President of the European Commission)
  • Frank Vandenbroucke (former Belgian Minister of Social Affairs, professor at KuLeuven and University of Amsterdam)
  • Zoltan Pogatsa (professor at University of Western Hungary)

15h55

Panel II

  • Sebasten Godinot (WWF, European Policy Officer)
  • Veronica Nilsson (ETUC, Confederal Secretary)
  • Gerhard Huemer (UEAPME, Director of Economic and Fiscal Policy)

16h25

Exchange with the audience 

16h50

Conclusions

Philippe Lamberts, Co-President of the Greens/EFA Group


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+32-2-2845388
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+33-3-88175388

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