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Apr
6
12:30

Can EMU survive a multi speed Europe?

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On 6 April Bruegel, as in previous years, will host the presentation of the Euro Yearbook, a collection of experts’ insights on the construction of the European Monetary Union through 2016.

April 6, 2017, 12:30 pm Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Public | On the Record Livestreamed European Macroeconomics & Governance Tags & Topics

The Yearbook highlights the consequences of non-conventional monetary policies, reviews the rolling out of SSM and SRM, and discusses the different ways to advance into a fiscal union.

In light of the deepening of the institutional and political crisis faced in 2016, “Nobody seems to be worried about losing credibility, because the alternative, it is claimed, is populism or breakup. And in the meantime, the party goes on”, Fernando Fernández Méndez de Andés, director of the study, remarks.

Throughout the thirteen chapters of the book, the opinions of the authors contribute to a varied and rich discussion where, in the spirit of improving the European Union, policy makers will find arguments and counter-arguments to help imagine new ways to deal with the current paralysis.

The final chapter “Ten lessons for Europe” written by the Professor Fernández to wrap up the state of the debate will serve as discussion material for the panel of experts who will participate in the presentation.

The Euro Yearbook is a project of the Spanish Financial Studies Foundation and ICO Foundation.

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Schedule

Apr 6, 2017

12:30-13:00

Check in and lunch

13:00-13:15

Introduction

Javier Méndez Llera, Executive Director, FEF

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

Pablo Zalba Bidegain, Chairman, ICO , Spain

13:15-14:00

Presentation and discussion of the book

Chair: Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

Fernando Fernandez, Professor, IE Business School

Karl Pichelmann, Senior Adviser, Economic and financial affairs, European Commission

14:00-14:30

Q&A

14:30

End

Speakers

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Pablo Zalba Bidegain

Chairman, ICO , Spain

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Maria Demertzis

Deputy Director

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Fernando Fernandez

Professor, IE Business School

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Javier Méndez Llera

Executive Director, FEF

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Karl Pichelmann

Senior Adviser, Economic and financial affairs, European Commission

Guntram B. Wolff

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevón

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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