Panel discussion – 22.02.2017

Panel discussion in Lisbon on the future of the Euro

Henrik Enderlein, Director of the Jacques Delors Institut sitting at a table, listening

As it nears its 60th anniversary, the European Union is haunted by a succession of crises. Europe’s economy has just gone through a lost decade. Growth and investment remain low, while debt and unemployment have settled at high levels in many parts of the eurozone. At this crucial juncture in Europe’s history, we brought together an expert panel at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon to discuss the proposal by our Working Group and the Portuguese perspective on the future of the euro area.

Artur Santos Silva, President of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Keynote speech:
Mário Centeno, Finance Minister of Portugal

Presentation of the report “Repair and Prepare: Growth and the Euro after Brexit”:
Henrik Enderlein, Director of the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin; Associate Dean and Professor of Political Economy, Hertie School of Governance

Remarks by Working Group members:
Enrico Letta, President of the Jacques Delors Institute in Paris; Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs

Maria João Rodrigues, Member of the European Parliament, S&D Group Vice-President in charge of Economic and Social Policies 

Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, Emerita Consultant, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO); former member of the executive board of the European Central Bank 

José Leandro, Director Policy, Strategy and Coordination, DG ECFIN, European Commission

Ricardo Cabral, Economist

Niels Thygesen, Chair of the European Fiscal Board, former independent member of the Delors Committee on the EMU

Eva Gaspar, Journalist at Jornal de Negócios

Concluding remarks:
António Vitorino, Lawyer; former President of the Jacques Delors Institute in Paris; former European Commissioner for Justice and Internal Affairs