Conférence
 
Lisbon, 22 February 2017 – Growth and the euro after the Brexit vote
22/02/2017
 
The Jacques Delors Institute and the Gulbenkian Foundation organise a high-level debate about the report "Repair and prepare: growth and the euro after the Brexit vote" which gathers the best reform ideas and translated them into a comprehensive reform strategy.

The Jacques Delors Institute and the Gulbenkian Foundation organise a high-level debate about the report “Repair and prepare: growth and the euro after Brexit”

Wednesday 22 February
14:30 > 17:30
?Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Av. de Berna 45A, Lisbon

PROGRAMME

14h30 > 14h45 – Introduction 
Artur SANTOS SILVA, President of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

14h45 > 15h15 – Keynote speech
Mário CENTENO, Finance Minister of Portugal

15h15 > 15h30 – Presentation of the report “Repair and prepare: growth and the Euro after Brexit”
Henrik ENDERLEIN, Director of the Jacques Delors Institut-Berlin

15h30 > 17h15 –   Debate
Authors of the report :
Enrico LETTA, President of the Jacques Delors Institute
Maria João RODRIGUES, Vice-Presidente of the European Parliament
Gertrude TUMPEL-GUGERELL, Emerita consultant, Austrian Intsitute for Economic Research (WIFO); former member of the Executive Board of the ECB

Discussants :
José LEANDRO, Director Policy, Strategy and Coordination, DG ECFIN, European Commission
Ricardo CABRAL, Economist
Niels THYGESEN, Chair of the European Fiscal Board, former independent member of the Delors Committee on the EMU

Debate chaired by Eva GASPAR, journalist at Jornal de Negócios

17h15 > 17h30 – Concluding remarks
António VITORINO, former President of the Jacques Delors Institute

Inscriptions : gabpres@gulbenkian.pt

As it nears its 60th anniversary, the European Union is haunted by a succession of crises. Europe’s economy has just gone through a lost decade. Growth and investment remain low, while debt and unemployment have settled at high levels in many parts of the eurozone. The EU is also politically weaker: One of its largest members is preparing to leave, and populism is on the rise in many countries.

The ad hoc stabilization measures of the past years will not suffice to protect the euro against further crises and bring the eurozone back on a sustainable growth path. A wait-and-see approach is both economically expensive and politically dangerous. If we want the common currency to deliver stability and economic growth, we need to prepare and reform the euro area now. To this end, a high-level working group has brought together in a Report the best reform ideas and translated them into a comprehensive reform strategy at this crucial juncture in Europe’s history.