Past Event

For a political community of the euro: An Economic debate with members of the French Eiffel group

See the Eiffel group’s ‘For a Euro Community‘ Last year, the Glienicker group, a group of eleven German social scientists, among them Bruegel Director Guntram Wolff called for the creation of a Euro Union. In developing the arguments put forward in that call, Bruegel is happy to host Groupe Eiffel, a group of French politicians […]

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See the Eiffel group’s ‘For a Euro Community

Last year, the Glienicker group, a group of eleven German social scientists, among them Bruegel Director Guntram Wolff called for the creation of a Euro Union. In developing the arguments put forward in that call, Bruegel is happy to host Groupe Eiffel, a group of French politicians and social scientists, who reflect on the same issues and ask:

Where does France want to go, both within Europe and on a global level? What is the future, in a ten or twenty year timeframe, of the Euro and of the European Union? These legitimate questions have often been left unanswered.

Most governments and political parties have maintained a management approach which has allowed them to "muddle through" up to this point. The radical parties advocate withdrawal to the national level and exiting the eurozone as a miracle cure. In order to launch a new dynamic system, adapted to the world of2014, it is essential to learn from the crisis and collective errors committed and to propose a balanced vision.

Speakers:

  • Bertrand Dumont, Member of the Eiffel Group
  • Shahin Vallée, Member of the Eiffel Group
  • Sylvie Goulard, Member of the Eiffel Group
  • Chair: Guntram Wolff, Director of Bruegel

Members of the Eiffel Group:

  • Agnès Bénassy-Quéré
  • Yves Bertoncini
  • Jean-Louis Bianco
  • Laurence Boone
  • Bertrand Dumont
  • Sylvie Goulard
  • André Loesekrug-Pietri
  • Rostane Mehd
  • Etienne Pflimlin
  • Denis Simonneau
  • Carole Ulmer
  • Shahin Vallée

Practical details:

  • Venue: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
  • Time: Thursday 20, 2014, 12:45-14:30
  • Contact: Matilda Sevón, Events Coordinator – matilda.sevon[at]bruegel.org