Past Event

The UK balance of competences review: economic governance

In July 2012 the UK government launched its review on the balance of competences between the EU and the UK. The review covers 32 different policy areas. Its aim is to deepen public understanding of EU membership and provide a serious contribution to the wider European debate about improving the EU in the face of […]

Date: Jun 4 - Topic: Macroeconomic policy

In July 2012 the UK government launched its review on the balance of competences between the EU and the UK. The review covers 32 different policy areas. Its aim is to deepen public understanding of EU membership and provide a serious contribution to the wider European debate about improving the EU in the face of collective challenges. Included in this is the EU’s competence in the area of economic and monetary policy, an area in which there has been significant reform as a result of the crisis.

This raises a number of questions, such as:

  • Does the current economic governance structure strike the right balance between the institutions of the euro area and those of the EU?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of coordination of economic policy as a matter of ‘common concern’ between Member States?
  • Are current coordination mechanisms the most appropriate mechanisms for coordinating EU economic policy?

Please note the event will be held under the Chatham House rule. Evidence obtained at the event will be used in the UK Government’s final report, but will not be attributed to individuals.

Speakers

  • Mark Bowman: Director General – International Finance, HM Treasury
  • Thomas Wieser: President of the Euro Working Group
  • André Sapir: Senior Fellow at Bruegel and Professor of Economics at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
  • Chair: Grégory Claeys, Research Fellow at Bruegel

Practical details

  • Venue: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
  • Time: Wednesday 4 June, 12:30-14:30 (Lunch will be served at 12:30 after which the event begins at 13:00)
  • Contact: Matilda Sevón, Events Manager – matilda.sevon[at]bruegel.org

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