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The future of the EU and the euro area

The goal of this joint Bruegel-PIIE workshop is to bring together a selected group of experts from the public and private sector as well as academia, to discuss the broad directions for the EU’s institutional reform, vital issue of AQR and stress-testing in Europe, economic developments in the euro area – in comparison with emerging […]

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The goal of this joint Bruegel-PIIE workshop is to bring together a selected group of experts from the public and private sector as well as academia, to discuss the broad directions for the EU’s institutional reform, vital issue of AQR and stress-testing in Europe, economic developments in the euro area – in comparison with emerging markets, and the role of sovereign credit rating before, during and after the crisis.

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9:30-9:50 Registration and breakfast

9:50-10:10 Opening

10:00-11:20 Session 1: The EU’s institutional reform agenda

  • Chair: Jean-Pierre Vidal, Member of the Cabinet, European Council
  • Johannes Laitenberger, Head of Cabinet Barroso, European Commission
  • Roger Liddle, Member of the House of Lords
  • Guntram Wolff, Director, Bruegel

11:20-12:40 Session 2: Banking Union, AQR and stress testing: Europe’s prospects and lessons from the US

  • Chair: Nicolas Véron (Senior Fellow, Bruegel and Visiting Fellow, PIIE

Panellists:

  • Ignazio Angeloni, Member of the Supervisory Board, ECB
  • Andrea Enria, Chairperson, EBA
  • Carola Schuler, Managing Director, Moody’s

12:40-13:40 Lunch

13:40-15:00 Session 3: Stabilization in the euro area, stresses in emerging markets

  • Chair: Peter Spiegel, Bureau Chief, FT

Panellists:

  • Marco Buti, Director General, European Commission, DG ECFIN
  • Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Senior Fellow, PIIE
  • Lúcio Vinhas de Souza, Managing Director, Sovereign Chief Economist, Moody’s

15:00-15:45 Session 4: Ratings and the euro-area sovereign crisis

  • Chair: Guntram Wolff, Director, Bruegel
  • Presenters: Dietmar Hornung, Associate Managing Director, Moody’s and Madhavi Bokil, Sovereign Economist, Moody’s: EA euro area credit trends and global comparisons
  • Discussants: Zsolt Darvas, Research Fellow, Bruegel and Valerie Herzberg, Member of cabinet, European Council

15:45-15:50 Close

Practical details

  • Venue: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
  • Time: Wednesday 28 May 2014, 9:30-15:50
  • Contact: Matilda Sevón, Events Manager – matilda.sevon[at]bruegel.org

Organised jointly with the Peterson Institute for Inernational Economics