Since the French-German Meseberg declaration from June 2018, the debate about euro-area reforms has gathered new momentum. The EconPol Europe Lab Session will discuss chances and risks of recent policy initiatives such as an unemployment re-insurance scheme or tools incentivising structural reforms in the member states. Can these instruments deliver what their proponents promise? How could a compromise on EMU reform look like that finds support in all member states?
Speakers: Mathias Dolls (Senior Economist, ifo) Michel Heijdra (Director, Foreign Financial Affairs Directorate, Ministry of Finance, The Netherlands) Pier Carlo Padoan (Former Minister of Economy and Finances, Italy) Jakob von Weizsäcker (Chief Economist, BMF, Germany) tbc
Moderator: Ian Begg (Professorial Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science)