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The challenges for the deepening of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU)

The challenges for the deepening of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU)

Datum: 2018-06-12 till 2018-06-12

Plats:

Europahuset
Regeringsgatan 65, 2nd floor

Global Utmaning and the European Commission Representation in Sweden warmly invite you to a seminar and discuss the deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union and other related topics.

12 June 2018
10.00–13.00
The House of Europe,
Regeringsgatan 65, 2nd floor
 Registration no later than 11 June

As the EU economy emerges from the economic and financial crisis, completing the Economic and Monetary Union is a major policy priority, for the European Commission as well as for many euro-area Member States. Much was done to remedy shortcomings in the EMU construction during the crisis, but other reforms still remain to be carried out.  The European Commission late last year presented its plan which includes a roadmap for the deepening of the EMU. The discussion with Member States on the scope, content and timing of this process is now in full swing. France has presented a number of proposals on EMU, the German Government has taken a stance in its government programme. Italy, however, is in the process of forming a government and its views on EMU are therefore not clear. At the seminar we will hear from representatives of all these three countries, as well as from the European Commission. Sweden, whose economy is so dependent on that of the euro area, will be closely following the EMU deepening. With Brexit, the group member states not having adopted the euro will be economically much smaller. And Sweden is posing the question of whether or not to join the Banking Union.

Where will the process of EMU deepening take the euro area – and at what pace? Which reforms of EMU should be considered as most urgent? How will differences between different national views and interests be reconciled? What is at stake for Sweden when EMU is deepened?
The seminar will be held in English and broadcasted at https://www.facebook.com/EUkommissionen

Program:

10.00 WELCOME
Ulf Dahlsten, Visiting Professor, Global Utmaning, and Katarina Areskoug, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Sweden

10.15 THE APPROACH FOR EMU OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Chair: Katarina Areskoug
Speaker: Paulina Dejmek-Hack, Member of the Cabinet of President Juncker, European Commission
Q & A

10.45 THE PROSPECTS FOR DEEPENING EMU
Chair: Ulf Dahlsten
Speakers:
Lorenzo Codogno, Visiting Professor, London School of Economics, Former Chief Economist, Italian Finance Ministry
Pierre-Alexandre Miquel, Head of the Regional Economic Service, French Embassy, Stockholm
Manfred Schüler, Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy, Stockholm

12.00 PANEL DEBATE: HOW WILL A DEEPENING OF EMU AFFECT SWEDEN?
Moderator: Johan Schück, Senior economic analyst, Dagens Nyheter
Introduction: Hans Tson Söderström, Professor, Stockholm School of Economics
Panel: Mats Persson, Economic Spokesperson, Liberal Party, Paulina Dejmek-Hack and Ulf Dahlsten

13.00 END OF SEMINAR

Welcome!

 

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