The future of the eurozone: A realistic approach

Belgium, Brussels, 1000, Auditorium room, Avenue des Arts 56
Wednesday, September 20 2017 / 14:30

After years of important reforms, both at the EU and at the national level, initiatives to secure the future of the Economic and Monetary Union have stalled. However, the election of Emmanuel Macron in France have rekindled hope that new Franco-German initiatives may revive integration in this field. This event will mark the launch of the latest issue of the European View, the policy journal of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies. Entitled The future of the eurozone: A realistic approach, it took shape in the difficult political context which saw growing disaffection towards the euro, and often the open contestation of it by powerful political forces. The central question is: Under what conditions can the Eurozone survive and thrive as a monetary union with decentralised economic decision-making and limited fiscal integration? Our speakers will also share their views and discuss the feasibility of fiscal integration in the EU.