Parliamentary testimonies

Bruegel scholars are often called upon to provide their expertise to parliaments. Below is a list of recent testimonies to national, European and American parliaments.

European Parliament

Policy brief 'European Central Bank accountability: how the monetary dialogue could be improved' prepared for the European Parliament's Monetary Dialogue with the President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi.

Grégory Claeys

3rd March 2014

Portuguese Parliament

Testimony 'European Banking Union: Current Outlook and Short-Term Choices' presented to the Portuguese parliament.

Nicolas Véron

26th February 2014

French Assembly

Policy Brief 'On the effectiveness and legitimacy of EU economic policies' presented to the Assemblée nationale of France.

Guntram B. Wolff

19th February 2014

European Parliament

External publication 'The Troika and financial assistance in the euro area: successes and failures' presented to the ECON committee of the European Parliament.

André Sapir

18th February 2014

European Parliament

Policy contribution 'Ending uncertainty: recapitalisation under European Central Bank supervision' prepared for the ECON committee of the European Parliament.

Silvia Merler, Guntram B. Wolff

16th December 2013

European Parliament

Non-public testimony on the Troika's working and the effectiveness of financial assistance programs in the euro area.

André Sapir, Guntram Wolff

5th December 2013

House of Lords

Policy Contribution 'Prospects for regulatory convergence under TTIP' prepared for the European Union Committee's inquiry into the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Suparna Karmakar

October 2013 - N/A

House of Lords

Inquiry into genuine Economic and Monetary Union in the sub-committee for European and Financial Affairs in the European Union Committee. Report.

Guntram Wolff

1st October 2013

European Parliament

Policy Contribution 'The European Central Bank in the age of banking union' prepared for the European Parliament's 'Monetary Dialogue with the President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi.

Zsolt Darvas, Silvia Merler

23rd September 2013

European Parliament

Policy contribution 'Does the European Semester deliver the right policy advice' prepared for the European Parliament's 'Economic Dialogue with the President of the Eurogroup' Jeroen Djisselbloem'

Zsolt Darvas, Erkki Vihriälä

5th September 2013

 

European Parliament

 

Preparatory meeting before the Monetary Dialogue with the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. "Banking system soundness is key to SME finance"

Zsolt Darvas

24th June 2013

 

European Parliament

 

Committee on budgets, Hearing on 'EU budget contribution to public investment in Europe'.

Zsolt Darvas

19th June 2013

 

European Parliament

 

The EPP Group: 'Hearing on the Internal Energy Market'

Georg Zachmann

6th June 2013

 

German Bundestag

 

Financial Committee: 'Public hearing on the Single Supervisory Mechanism'. Written contribution.

Guntram Wolff

3rd june 2013

 

European Parliament

 

ITRE Committee: 'Public hearing on Reindustrialising Southern Europe'.

Guntram Wolff

29th May 2013

 

European Parliament

 

Committee on Budgetary Control: 'Hearing on The Implementation of Financial Assistance from the EU Budget in Greece'

Guntram Wolff

28th May 2013

 

French Assembly

 

Financial Committee and the Social Committee: Council of Public Finances. Interview.

Jean Pisani-Ferry

13th March 2013

 

Danish Parliament

 

Hearing on the European economic crisis and the development of the European Union. Publication.

Zsolt Darvas

26th February 2013

 

European Parliament

 

Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) Committee: Policy note in anticipation of hearing of Mario Draghi.

Nicolas VéronGuntram B. Wolff 

15th February 2013

 

French Assembly

 

European Affairs Committee: Joint round-table with Members of the European parliament on 'the Future of Europe'.

Jean Pisani-Ferry

13 February 2013

 

European Parliament

 

Interparliamentary Committee Meeting: Speech on the European Semester and democratic legitimacy. Background material: Policy brief, External publication.

Guntram Wolff

29th January 2013

 

European Parliament

 

Monetary dialogue with the European Central Bank: Presentation on 'Options for a Euro-Area fiscal capacity

Jean Pisani-FerryErkki VihriäläGuntram B. Wolff 

17th December 2012

 

German Bundestag

 

Hearing in Haushaltsausschuss: 'The German implementation of the fiscal compact - towards more ambition (in German)'. Recording.

Guntram B. Wolff 

19th Novermber 2012

 

European Parliament

 

ECON Committee in preparation of the October Monetary Dialogue: Policy contribution 'Europe’s single supervisory mechanism and the long journey towards banking union,'

Nicolas Véron

4th October 2012

 

European Parliament

 

Report 'An assessment of the European Semester'

Benedicta MarzinottoGuntram B. WolffMark Hallerberg

1st October 2012

 

United States Senate

 

Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on European Affairs: Policy Contribution 'The challenges of Europe's fourfold union'

Nicolas Véron

16th August 2012

 

European Parliament

 

Monetary dialogue: Policy Contribution 'Propping up Europe?'

Jean Pisani-FerryGuntram B. Wolff

24th April 2012

 

European Parliament

 

'The role of the ECB in financial assistance: some early observations'

Silvia MerlerJean Pisani-FerryGuntram B. Wolff

2nd July 2012

 

Latvian Parliament

 

Policy contribution 'Challenges for the euro area and implications for Latvia'

Guntram Wolff

2nd March 2012

 

European Parliament

 

Policy contribution 'Rating agencies and sovereign credit risk assessment'

Nicolas VéronGuntram Wolff

15th December 2011

 

French Senate

 

Roundtable on 'Eurobond vs Fonds monétaire européen'

Jean Pisani-Ferry

18th October 2011

 

House of Lords

 

Sub-committee on Economic and Financial Affairs.

Jean Pisani-Ferry

2nd October 2011

 

European Parliament

 

Working papers 'How effective and legitimate is the European semester? Increasing role of the European parliament'

Benedicta MarzinottoGuntram B. WolffMark Hallerberg

22nd September 2011

 

United States Senate

 

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Subcommittee on Security and International Trade and Finance: Policy Contribution 'Testimony on the European debt and financial crisis'

Nicolas Véron

22nd September 2011

 

European Parliament

 

Policy Contribution 'Changing the guard: Huge challenges ahead for the new ECB president'

Guntram B. Wolff

12th September 2011

 

European Parliament

 

Bureau of the Greens: Internal debate on the euro crisis 'The sovereign debt and banking crisis of the euro'

1st June 2011

 

Dutch Senate 

 

Visit of the Dutch senate at Bruegel. Discussions on the financial and economic developments within the EU, EU policymaking and the future of the euro.

21st March 2011

 

European Parliament

 

EPP Group, CRIS Committee: 'Adjusting Exit Strategies to the Needs of New Member States'. Workshop 'The Impact of the Crisis on the New Member States - Non-Eurozone New Member States‘ 

Zsolt Darvas

9th December 2010

 

European Parliament

 

Monetary dialogue 'Future development of global imbalances'

Zsolt DarvasJean Pisani-Ferry

15th March 2010

 

European Parliament

 

Workshop on the Impact of the Crisis on New Member States in Brussels: 'Impact of the Crisis on New Member States'

Zsolt Darvas

1st March 2010

 

French Senate

 

Group on economic governance in Europe of the European Affairs Commission.

Jean Pisani-Ferry

16th June 2009

 

European Parliament

 

Hearing on accounting standards governance: 'The impact of the latest economic turmoil on European industry'

Nicolas Véron

6th October 2008

 

European Parliament

 

Joint meeting of PES and ALDE groups: Testimony on Europe’s financial supervision.

Nicolas Véron

14th May 2008

 

European Parliament

 

Financial Experts Roundtable on Hedge Funds.

Nicolas Véron

4th October 2007

 

European Parliament

 

Testimony at ECON Committee: Policy Contribution 'IFRS 8 Financial Reporting Standard'

Nicolas Véron

19th September 2007

 

European Parliament

 

ECON Committee: Workshop on 'the Integration of EU Financial Services: Who is Gaining from It?'

Nicolas Véron

23rd January 2007

 

European Parliament

 

ECON Committee: Workshop on International Financial Reporting Standards and IASB.

Nicolas Véron

19th December 2006