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Brussels, 6 February 2012 – European Economic Governance: Current Status and Future Prospects
01/02/2012
 
Yves Bertoncini, Secretary General of Notre Europe, will speak to the conference called European Economic Governance: Current Status and Future Prospects organized by Egmont February 6 2012 in Brussels.

Yves Bertoncini, Secretary General of Notre Europe, will participate to the conference called “European Economic Governance: Current Status and Future Prospects” organized by Egmont February 6 2012 in Brussels.

The conference will take place at Egmont Palace, Place du Petit Sablon-Kleine Zavel, 8 Bis, 1000 Brussels.

The eurozone debt crisis continues to pose considerable challenges to the future of the monetary union and the prosperity of European citizens. Addressing the crisis requires profound changes of the EU’s institutional framework.

As a way of contributing to the reflection on how to achieve a genuine Economic and Monetary Union, Egmont dedicated a special issue of its journal Studia Diplomatica to the issue of economic governance. It includes contributions from prominent academics and practitioners, such as Petr Blizkovsky (Council), Jim Cloos (Council), Jacques Keller-Noëllet (Egmont), Jean-Victor Louis (hon. professor, ULB) and Maria João Rodrigues (IEE-ULB).

Programme:

15:30 Registration

16:00 Introduction by Etienne DAVIGNON, President of Egmont

16:10 Allocution by the Minister of Foreign affairs, Mr. Didier REYNDERS,

16:30 Presentation of the Studia Diplomatica by Philippe de SCHOUTHEETE, former permanent representative of Belgium to the EU

16:45 Panel discussion followed by a Q&A session

Moderator: Peter LUDLOW, European Strategy Forum and founding director of CEPS

Panel:

Yves BERTONCINI, Secretary General, Notre Europe

Frans VAN DAELE, Head of Cabinet of the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy

Guntram WOLFF, Deputy Director Bruegel and former European Commission

17:50 Concluding remarks by Etienne DAVIGNON

18:00 Annual Reception offered by EGMONT

Marc TRENTESEAU, Director General Egmont, will inform the audience on some major activities of the Institute.