In Honour of Notre Europe’s former President, Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, died on 18 December 2010, Notre Europe create the Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Working Group on the reform of the EMU governance. Under the patronage of Jacques Delors and Helmut Schmidt, this group is composed of high level experts sharing Padoa-Schioppa’s commitment to the single currency.

Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, former president of Notre Europe (2005-2010), was a convinced and far-seeing European with strong expertise in economic and financial issues. He played a key role in advancing the argument for a common currency as the author of the report on “Efficiency, Stability and Equity” (1987) and in designing the architecture of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) as co-rapporteur of the Jacques Delors committee on EMU (1989).

After his sudden death in December 2010, Notre Europe decided to honour his contribution to the creation of the euro area with the establishment of a high-level expert group to reflect on the reform of the European and Monetary Union. Working under the patronage of Jacques Delors and Helmut Schmidt, the Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa group met several times from December 2011 until May 2012.

On 26 June 2012, the group delivered its final report, “Completing the Euro. A road map towards fiscal union in Europe”.

The members of the Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa 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
  • Paul de Grauwe, Professor of economics at the London School of Economics
  • Jean-Claude Piris, Former Director General of the Legal service of the Council of the EU
  • Jean Pisani-Ferry, Director of Bruegel, Professor of Economics at Paris-Dauphine and member of Notre Europe’s board of directors
  • Maria João Rodrigues, Former Minister for Employment and member of Notre Europe’s board of directors
  • 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
  • The members of the steering committee

  • Yves Bertoncini , Secretary-general of Notre Europe
  • Sofia Fernandes, Researcher in economic and social affairs at Notre Europe
  • Marc Antoine Lacroix, Director of Promontory Financial Group France
  • Eulalia Rubio, Senior researcher at Notre Europe in economic and social affairs, European budget