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How to reform the Eurozone? A French-German impetus Breakfast debate, Brussels

Following the extraordinary meeting of the Eurogroup on the 19th November, negotiations on the development of the euro area are entering a new phase. The question on the solidity of the Eurozone concerning the Italian budget as well as the French-German proposal for a Eurozone budget are on the agenda.

What is the status of the Eurozone reform today, and what developments are feasible until the European elections? The debate aims at presenting the different approaches and proposals, without limiting itself to French-German visions, and at encouraging an open exchange at an important moment in the negotiations.

Welcoming address (9 am) :

  • Eric André MARTIN, advisor on European issues, Ifri, Paris


  • Vincent AUSSILLOUX, economist, Head of the Economy-Finance Department, France Stratégie, Paris
  • Eileen KELLER, political scientist, Advisor on economic policy, French-German Institute (dfi) Ludwigsburg


  • Sandra PARTHIE, Head of Brussels Liaison Office, German Economic Institute (IW Köln), Brussels

This conference will be held in English and French (simultaneous translation).


Breakfast buffet: 8:30 am

Beginning of the debate: 9 am


Résidence Palace [Salle Passage] - Rue de la Loi 175 - 1048 Brussels
Contact the organizers: 

For more information, please contact Katja Borck : borck.cerfa@ifri.org


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