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Two-speed Europe

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”, […]

Date: November 12, 2015, 12:00 am Topic: Macroeconomic policy

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

Schedule

Nov 12, 2015

13:00-13:20

Opening statement

Magdalena Andersson, Minister of Finance, Sweden

13:20-14:40

To what extent are we moving towards a two-speed Europe?

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

Jens Henriksson, CEO Folksam

Servaas Deroose, Deputy Director-General at DG ECFIN, European Commission

14:40-14:55

Coffee break

14:55-16:15

A two-speed Europe – embrace or resist?

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

Thomas Wieser, Non-resident fellow

16:15-16:30

Closing Statement

Karolina Ekholm, Member of the board

Speakers

Magdalena Andersson

Minister of Finance, Sweden

Servaas Deroose

Deputy Director-General at DG ECFIN, European Commission

Karolina Ekholm

Member of the board

Jens Henriksson

CEO Folksam

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

Thomas Wieser

Non-resident fellow

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Location & Contact

Conference center Rosenbad, Jakobsgatan 24

Matilda Sevón

[email protected] +32 2 227 4212

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