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

26 March 2015 - 09:30 to 13:00

Chatham House, London


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


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



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.