19.09.2018, Europe Conference

Making Europe's Economic Union work: Conference with Mario Draghi and Olaf Scholz

Conference area with microphone

A common monetary policy is not enough for a stable euro area. We also need a functioning economic union. On Wednesday, 19 September, the President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi and the Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz among others will discuss this issue in Berlin. Join us via Twitter or livestream!

When the euro was set up, economic policymaking largely remained with member states. Yet the crisis has shown how far national economic policy can undermine the stability of the common currency. It has put the spotlight on the "E" in EMU and laid bare that a stable Eurozone requires a functioning economic union alongside a common monetary policy. At the conference "Making Europe's Economic Union work" on Wednesday, 19 September, we will discuss the future of economic policy in the euro area from different perspectives, with the clear aim of improving the functioning of the Economic Union. We host the event together with the Hertie School of Governance and the Jacques Delors Institutes in Berlin and Paris.


Conference Programme "Making Europe's Economic Union work"

Henrik Enderlein, Hertie School of Governance and Director, Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin

Enrico Letta, President, Jacques Delors Institute in Paris, Dean of the School of International Affairs at Sciences Po Paris (PSIA) and former Italian Prime Minister

Jacques Delors, President of the European Commission (1985-1995)

Keynote lecture
Mario Draghi, President, European Central Bank

Panel discussion
Opening remarks:Olaf Scholz, Federal Minister of Finance

Elga Bartsch, Head of Economic and Markets Research, BlackRock Investment Institute
Pascal Lamy,President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute and former WTO Director-General

Chair: Katharina Gnath, Senior Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Closing statement
Aart De Geus, Chairman and CEO, Bertelsmann Stiftung




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