The Future of the Eurozone

Friday, 13 Nov 2015 09:30


Introduction and Conclusion: Philippe LAMBERTS, Co-President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament

Since the global economic and financial crisis of 2008 turned into a crisis of the Eurozone, its Member States failed to tackle the challenges the European Monetary Union faced. Worse, its design failures aggravated in some cases the crisis in certain Member States.

The Greek crisis made clear the need to deeply transform the economic governance of the Eurozone. But one question remains unanswered: how to respond to this need at short, medium and long term?

In this perspective, this panel aims at discussing the issues at stake from an economic, social, ecological and institutional perspective. 



Peter Bofinger: Peter Bofinger is a German economist and member of the German Council of Economic Experts. He is the only proponent of Keynesian economics in this council. 

Paolo Manasse: Professor of Macroeconomics and International Economic Policy at the University of Bologna. His research interests are in international macroeconomics, including monetary and fiscal policy in currency unions, international finance, sovereign debt and banking crises, fiscal federalism, international trade and the labor market.

Veronica NILSSON: Veronica Nilsson joined the ETUC as a special advisor in 2010, and was elected to the position of ETUC Confederal Secretary in 2011.

Monica FRASSONI: Monica Frassoni was a Member of the European Parliament for the North West of Italy until 2009 and Co-Chair of the European Green Party since 2009.

Philippe LAMBERTS: Philippe Lamberts is a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 2009 and Co-President of the Greens/EFA Group since 2014. He was also the co-spokesperson of the European Green Party between 2006 and 2012.  As MEP, he is a member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON).

The Greens/European Free Alliance