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WORKSHOP - 07.07.2015

The Presidents’ Report on the Future of EMU: Next Steps for the Euro Area

A lot of chairs in a conference room

The presidents’ report puts the issue of institutional reforms back on the political agenda at a critical time for Europe. Following from the report, what are the prospects for reforming Euro Area governance? And what are the necessary next steps in the reform process ahead?

When: Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Venue: Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin, Pariser Platz 6, 10117 Berlin.
Organizers: Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin, Bertelsmann Stiftung, The European Commission Representation in Germany
 
The President of the European Commission together with the Presidents of the European Central Bank, the European Council, and the Euro Group was tasked to provide “next steps on better economic governance in the Euro area” ahead of the European summit on 25/26 June 2015. President Juncker also coordinated the process with the President of the European Parliament.
 
The presidents’ report puts the issue of institutional reforms back on the political agenda at a critical time for Europe. Following from the report, what are the prospects for reforming Euro Area governance? And what are the necessary next steps in the reform process ahead?
 
Agenda:
 
Opening remarks: Dr. Thomas Kaufmann, Senior Economic Advisor to the European Commission Representative in Germany
Presentation of the Presidents’ Report: Taneli Lahti, Head of Cabinet of the Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis
Moderation and initial comments: Dr. Henrik Enderlein, Director of the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin and Associate Dean/Professor of Political Economy,                             Hertie School of Governance

Comments – the German perspective: Thomas Westphal, Director General for European Policy at the Federal Ministry of Finance