Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

The Implications of a Two-Speed Europe: Ever Closer Integration in the Eurozone

Chatham House, London

Participants

Jacek Rostowski, Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister of Poland (2007–13)
Guntram Wolff, Director, Bruegel, Brussels
Sharon Bowles, Non-Executive Director, London Stock Exchange; Chair, Economic and Monetary Committee, European Parliament (2009–14)
Lorenzo Codogno, Visiting Scholar, London School of Economics and Political Science; Chief Economist and Director General, Treasury Department, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Italy (2006–15)
Andrew Duff OBE, Author, Pandora, Penelope, Polity: How to Change the European Union; Member of the European Parliament (2004-14)
Natacha Valla, Deputy Director, Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales (CEPII), Paris


Chairs:

Quentin Peel, Mercator Senior Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House
Stephen Pickford, Senior Research Fellow, International Economics Department, Chatham House

Overview

The four presidents’ 2012 report Towards a Genuine Economic and Monetary Union argued that a banking and fiscal union are essential building blocks of a genuine Economic and Monetary Union. This seminar will consider both the economic and political issues arising from the integration process, including the possibilities of a full fiscal union and the wider implications for the single market. More broadly, it will look at how EU institutions would need to be adapted to a two-speed EU.

Attendance at this event is strictly by invitation only.

This event is jointly organized by the Europe Programme and the International Economics Department.

Refreshments will be offered from 9:00 onwards and lunch will be served after the event.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.