CEPII, Recherche et Expertise sur l'economie mondiale
Thursday June 22, 2017
12.30 - 14.30 - France Stratégie, 18 rue de Martignac - 75007 Paris

Uncertainty surrounds the future of the European Union and its place in the world. The crisis set in motion a whole range of initiatives and institutional changes and in Europe, both at the EU28 and euro area levels. These now have to blossom into a solid and durable edifice.

A challenge is therefore to make sure that the next steps in European integration live up to the economic, institutional, political, social and governance challenges that Europe is facing.

In that context, CEPII and France Stratégie have launched a series of monthly events – lunchtalks - about Europe with the aim to bring together officials, academics, as well as practitioners and corporates around a relevant speaker selected for his relevance for European matters.
Fixing the Eurozone 

Agnès Bénassy-Quéré
Présidente déléguée du Conseil d’analyse économique 
Francesco Giavazzi
Professeur à l’Université Bocconi de Milan 
Thomas Philippon
Professeur à l’Université de New York 
Muriel Lacoue-Labarthe
Commission européenne – DG ECFIN 
Marcin Zogala
Commission européenne – DG ECFIN 
Until it rests on stronger foundations and a more robust architecture, the Eurozone will remain at the mercy of a new crisis. Although there is a consensus among economists on the need for wide-ranging reforms, they still disagree on what exactly should be done.

Agnès Bénassy-Quéré and Francesco Giavazzi will present the contributions of a group of experts* aiming to identity the main issues facing the euro area and possible fixes. Muriel Lacoue-Labarthe and Marcin Zogala will present the paper published by the European Commission on deepening the Economic and Monetary Union**. Thomas Philippon will introduce the discussion in light of the risks facing the Eurozone.

* “Europe’s Political Spring: Fixing the Eurozone and Beyond”, a VoxEU.org eBook edited by Agnès Bénassy-Quéré and Francesco Giavazzi (CEPR Press, May 2017, available online).
** Reflection Paper on the Deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union¸ European Commission (May 2017, available online).      

By invitation only.
The event will take place under the Chatham House Rule. 
The presentations and discussion will be held in English and French.