Morning session: The threats
Guiding questions: Contrary to what one could have hoped for, during the last decade many factors have led to growing divergences within euro area core countries: this is true for growth, public debt trajectories, competitiveness and foreign trade performances, labor market situations…This has contributed to an increase in centrifugal forces that, in a few years, could become harder to curb or to vulnerabilities that could be hard to remedy.
Anton BRENDER & Florence PISANI (Candriam), France
Stefan KOOTHS (IFW Kiel), Germany
Sandra PARTHIE (IW Köln), Germany
Afternoon Session: The possible cures
Guiding questions: Many initiatives have been taken since the beginning of this decade as a reaction to emergency situations. What could Governments and European authorities do, at the economic and financial level, to cope with the latent threats that, slowly but surely, may be undermining the very existence of the common currency?
Marcel FRATZSCHER (DIW Berlin), Germany
Laurence BOONE (Axa-IM), France
Pierre JAILLET (Banque de France), France
Pour aller plus loin:
Hacker, Björn; Koch, Cédric M. : The divided Eurozone : Mapping conflicting interests on the reform of the Monetary Union
Hacker, Björn; Koch, Cédric M.: Reform discourses on the Euro zone : continuity, expansion or roll-back in the German debate