Wo: Brussels, Belgium
Thema: Wirtschaft, Finanzen, Steuern und Wettbewerb
Veranstalter: Europäische Kommission
On 7 May President Barroso and Vice-President Rehn will participate in a conference on the Blueprint for a deep and genuine Economic and Monetary Union. The conference aims to further the debate on the Blueprint's principles and vision. It will focus on economic governance, banking union and the question of democratic legitimacy and accountability, and what these ideas mean for the citizens and governments of Europe (see IP/12/1272 and MEMO/12/909).
In November 2012, the Commission presented a Blueprint for a Deep and Genuine Economic and Monetary Union, setting out a vision for a strong and stable architecture for the future in the financial, fiscal, economic and political domains. The Blueprint sets out the path to a deep and genuine EMU, which involves incremental measures taken over the short, medium and longer term to underpin the stability of the euro and the EU as a whole. Since publishing the Blueprint, the Commission has delivered on a number of its elements, including by publishing Communications on the ex-ante coordination of major reform plans and on a Convergence and Competitiveness Instrument (see IP/13/248 and MEMO/13/259).
The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, will deliver the keynote opening speech at the event, which will be held in the Charlemagne building. This will be followed by a roundtable discussion with the Vice-President of the European Commission, Olli Rehn, the Chairman of the Eurogroup, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, and the Finance Minister of Portugal, Vitor Gaspar. Other guest speakers include Sharon Bowles MEP, Chair of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, Andrea Enria, Chairperson of the European Banking Authority, Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, other Members of the European Parliament, representatives of national parliaments, the media and the academic community.
The event will be broadcast live, and the speeches of President Barroso and Vice-President Rehn will be available on the day.
The conference will take place on 7 May 2013, 09:45-17:00 in the Charlemagne Building, Gasperi Room. Journalists can register online at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, there are a limited number of places available.