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How to deepen Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union further?

COFOE 2022

Summary of Proceedings (pdf)


14:00 - 14:20
Keynote speech
Klaus Regling, Managing Director, European Stability Mechanism
14:20 - 15:35
Session I: Panel discussion on EMU deepening agenda in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis
Past crises – in the euro area as well as the Covid-19 pandemic – sparked significant policy reforms aimed at enhancing the resilience of the monetary union. This session will take stock of the progress made by the euro area on the EMU deepening agenda since the sovereign debt crisis and the recent developments in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. It will also consider the institutional evolution of the euro area vs. EU dimension over recent years and desired further improvements to the institutional crisis resolution and prevention architecture for the euro area going forward.
Nicola Giammarioli (Chair)
Secretary General and Management Board member
European Stability Mechanism
Maria Demertzis
Deputy Director
Reinhard Felke
Director of policy coordination
economic forecasts and communication
Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs
European Commission
Marion Salines
Deputy Head of Policy Strategy and Institutional Relations
European Stability Mechanism
Jean-Pierre Vidal
Chief Economic Advisor to European Council President Charles Michel
15:35 - 15:45
Virtual coffee break
15:45 - 17:00
Session II: Panel discussion on risk sharing in the euro area
Risk sharing mechanisms are key to underpin the resilience of the euro area to future shocks. Risk sharing can take place via private channels and the progress on Banking Union and Capital Markets Union initiatives will be key to this end. It can also take place via public channels. Currently this happens via the European Union budget, via European Investment Bank lending, through the financial support that the ESM provided in the last decade, and through the NGEU-programme in the next few years. The session will focus on the current state and discuss possible future avenues to enhance risk sharing mechanisms in the euro area.
Rolf Strauch (Chair)
Chief Economist and Management Board member
European Stability Mechanism
Nicolas Carnot
French statistical office (INSEE)
Lucrezia Reichlin
Full Professor of Economics
London Business School
Matjaž Sušec
Head of Policy Strategy and Institutional Relations
European Stability Mechanism
Isabel Vansteenkiste
Director General
Directorate General European and International Relations
European Central Bank