Past eventDirector's Breakfast BriefingInvitation Only

[email protected] - Success and Challenges After Ten Years of Economic and Monetary Union

27 June 2008 - 08:00 to 09:15

Chatham House, London


Commissioner Joaquí­n Almunia , European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs



A full decade after Europe's leaders took the historic decision to launch Economic and Monetary Union, the euro has emerged a resounding success. It has become the second most important currency in the world; it has brought economic stability; it has promoted economic and financial integration, and generated trade and growth among its members. At the same time, the internal functioning of EMU and its external representation could be strengthened. The European Commission is using this annniversary to launch a debate on EMU and to develop a renewed agenda for the euro that will help secure Europe's prosperity for decades to come.

This event is strictly by invitation only.

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