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Two-speed Europe


Ashoka Mody

Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor in International Economic Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University,

Göran von Sydow

Senior Researcher and Deputy Director at Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies,

In the framework of our 10th anniversary celebrations, Bruegel is organising a series of events in the


capitals of our member states. These debates, talks and conferences will bring crucial European topics to audiences across the continent.

The event in Stockholm is organised jointly with the Swedish Ministry of Finance. Under the theme ”Two-speed Europe”, policy makers, researchers and business representatives discussed to what extent the EU is moving towards new means of cooperation and how this development should be approached. The theme has not least been highlighted in recent discussions about the future of the common currency and the negotiations concerning the forthcoming UK referendum on EU membership. The question of whether or not Eurozone Member States need to integrate at a faster pace was particularly highlighted during the discussions. Different possible implications for cooperation with non-Eurozone countries were brought up.

The Swedish Minister of Finance Magdalena Andersson opened the seminar with introductory remarks. Bruegel was represented by its Director, Guntram Wolff, and the Princeton University Professor Ashoka Mody, who is also a non-resident fellow at the think-tank. Other international speakers were Thomas Wieser, chairman of the Eurogroup Working Group, Servaas Deroose, Deputy Director General at the European Commission, DG ECFIN. Speakers from Sweden were Jens Henriksson, CEO of Folksam, and Göran von Sydow, senior researcher at the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies.

Event Materials

Magdalena Andersson - Presentation

Servaas Deroose - Presentation

Ashoka Mody - Presentation

Guntram Wolff - Presentation