Newsletter June 2016

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On Friday 3 June the IES will be hosting together with the Representation of the European Commission to Belgium an Expert Conference to debate the future of economic governance in Europe.

Delivering a deeper and fairer Economic and Monetary Union is one of the top 10 priorities of President Juncker in his Political Guidelines. The 5 Presidents' Report on Completing Europe's Economic and Monetary Union proposes an ambitious roadmap for completing EMU within the next decade by making progress towards four objectives:

  • Genuine Economic Union that ensures each economy has the structural features to prosper within the Monetary Union;
  • Financial Union that guarantees the integrity of our currency across the Monetary Union by limiting risks to financial stability and increasing risk-sharing with the private sector;
  • Fiscal Union that delivers both fiscal sustainability and fiscal stabilisation and; finally,
  • Political Union that provides the foundation for all of the above through genuine democratic accountability, legitimacy and institutional strengthening.


Highlights from the #EUIA16 Conference 

From 11 to 13 May, the 5th biennial European Union in International Affairs conference (#EUIA16) took place in the Palace des Académies in Brussels. The conference was co-organised by the Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the institut d’études européennes of the Université libre de Bruxelles, the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies and Egmont, the Royal Institute for International Relations. The conference brought together not less than 400 participants from 40 countries to discuss the role of the EU as an international actor. It included the presentation of more than 200 scientific papers and a series of high-level debates ranging from counter-terrorism to the upcoming Brexit vote.

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