Paris, 20 December 2011 – First meeting of the Padoa-Schioppa Group on the reform of the EMU governance

Created by Notre Europe to honor its former President, who died on the 18th December 2010, the “Padoa-Schioppa group” will hold its first meeting on the 20th December 2011 in Paris. It will be composed of European high level experts and will take place under the patronage of Jacques Delors.

The idea of setting-up a “Padoa-Schioppa Working Group” is both a way to honour the former President of Notre Europe, but also a wish to keep his ideas alive. This group will have the patronage of Jacques Delors and Helmut Schmidt, and will be composed of high-level experts sharing Padoa-Schioppa’s commitment to the single currency. The objective of the group is to define a roadmap for the reform of the EMU in the medium/long run. This will imply defining what should be done on a technical basis, clarifying the political feasibility of the reforms and their legal consequences.

The first meeting of the group will be held on the 20th December 2011, in the room “Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa” at Promontory Europe Office in Paris.

Members of the group

Henrik Enderlein – General coordinator, Research Associate at Notre Europe and Associate Dean at the Hertie School of Governance

Peter Bofinger, Member of the German Council of Economic Experts
Laurence Boone, Chief economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Jean Pisani-Ferry, Director of Bruegel, Professor of Economics at Paris-Dauphine and member of the administrative council of Notre Europe

Paul de Grauwe, Professor of economics at the London School of Economics

Maria João Rodrigues, Former Minister for Employment and member of the administrative council of Notre Europe

Marc-Antoine Lacroix, Director of Promontory Financial Group France

Jean-Claude Piris, Former Director General of the Legal service of the Council of the EU

André Sapir, Professor of Economics at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and senior fellow at Bruegel

António Vitorino, President of Notre Europe and former European Commissioner for Justice and Internal Affairs

Members of the Steering Committee:

Yves Bertoncini , Secretary-general of Notre Europe

Sofia Fernandes, Researcher in economic and social affairs at Notre Europe

Eulalia Rubio, Senior researcher at Notre Europe in economic and social affairs, European budget