23.02.2018, CEPS IdeasLab

Panel discussion on EMU at 2018 CEPS IdeasLab

Daniel Gros, Director of CEPS

At the two-day conference organized by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, members of our project team were involved in a panel discussion on what is needed for a stable Eurozone.

Christian Kastrop, the new director of the programme "Europe's Future" at the Bertelsmann Stiftung, chaired the panel discussion on "Economic governance: What is needed for a stable EMU?” The high-level panel included Fabien Dell (cabinet member of the European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Pierre Moscovici), Jeroen Dijsselbloem (former Dutch Finance Minister and President of the Eurogroup), Lucrezia Reichlin (Professor of Economics at the London Business School) and Ludger Schuknecht (Chief Economist at the German Federal Ministry of Finance). The panel members discussed how the Eurozone’s crisis resilience can be improved, weighing the relevance and feasibility of existing reform proposals. The discussion focused on issues such as the completion of the banking union, possible institutional reforms, capital market union and the reform of the European Stability Mechanism.