The Future of the Economic and Monetary Union: Reform Perspectives in France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands

Destais Christophe, Eriksson Jonas, Jones Erik, Schout Adriaan, Schwarzer Daniela

In the discussion about EU’s future, a euro area reform is one of the main priorities. Regarding the scope of the reforms, the position defended by Germany will be crucial, but the EMU members’ differing views of the Economic and Monetary Union also need to be considered.

  • Member states
  • Future of the EU

Should Sweden adopt the euro?

Höpner Martin

Sweden currently benefits from being a euro outsider. This conclusion is drawn by Martin Höpner, a political scientist at the Max Planck Institute in Germany. At the same time, Höpner explains, Sweden should be prepared to explain and defend its choice to keep the krona.

  • Sweden and the EU

Italy and the Completion of the Euro Area

Jones Erik

Italy was selected to join the euro among the first group of EU member states. The country’s experience of the single currency is however mixed, which has led to a sceptical attitude towards the euro reforms proposed.

  • Member states

National co-financing of CAP direct payments

Matthews Alan

The Member States should take greater ownership of EU agricultural policy. A co-financing model would also close the funding gap caused by Brexit, writes Professor Alan Matthews.

  • EU's budget
  • Member states



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