The debate on the future Economic and Monetary Union: Which reforms are conceivable?

At a SIEPS seminar on 26 January 2018, devoted to the continental debate on EMU reform, prominent scholars from Germany, France, the Netherlands and Italy discussed which steps are conceivable in the short to long term.

The 2010 European public debt crisis created momentum for a number of reforms, such as the establishment of a banking union and the revision of the Stability and Growth Pact.

It would appear that the euro countries are now ready to agree on a second wave of reforms of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).

But which of the reforms recently proposed by the Commission are conceivable? The main dividing line is between the countries who are seeking to reduce the remaining risks in the system and those who strive to introduce risk sharing arrangements.


  • 26 January 2018 09:00 - 12:00


  • SIEPS, Riksmötet, Torsgatan 11, Stockholm


  • Daniela Schwarzer, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V., Berlin
  • Christophe Destais, Recherche et expertise sur l'économie mondiale, Paris
  • Erik Jones, Johns Hopkins University, Bologna
  • Adriaan Schout, Clingendael, the Hague


  • Jonas Eriksson, researcher, SIEPS


  • Registration and coffee from 8.30.
  • Language: English
  • The seminar is free of charge and open to the public.
  • Please note that the seminar will be recorded.