Against the background of the fervently discussed reform of the Eurozone, this ZEW Lunch Debate will consider a number of questions. These include: Creating an EMU reform package that not only makes economic sense but which both Northern and Southern Europe can agree on; finding a way to effectively combine stabilising elements with elements that ensure a certain degree of self-reliance; precisely defining the responsibilities of a potential European Finance Minister; determining the main priorities of a Eurozone budget.

This Lunch Debate is jointly organised by ZEW and EconPol Europe (European Network for Economic and Fiscal Policy Research).


Paulina Dejmek-Hack

European Commission, Economic Advisor to Jean-Claude Juncker

Hans Vijlbrief

Council of the European Union, President of the Eurogroup Working Group

Prof. Roberto Tamborini, PhD

University of Trento


Silke Wettach


Participation is by personal invitation only. If you are interested in attending the event, please contact

Selected Articles

Reforming the Eurozone: Prospects and Challenges
Group photo of the discussant and moderator
The debate participants and moderator before the debate (l-r): Friedrich Heinemann, Roberto Tamborini, Paulina ...
Round table of the participants
Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the ZEW Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance”, talks with ...
Round table of the participants
Dr. Daniela Heimberger, head of the ZEW Service Department “International Affairs and Public Relations“, Professor ...
Bodo Lehmann speaks to the audience.
Bodo Lehmann, head of the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg in Brussels, welcomes the guests at the ZEW ...
Friedrich Heinemann speaks to the audience.
ZEW economist Friedrich Heinemann presenting his recent research results on the role of a European Minister of Economy ...
Paulina Dejmek-Hack speaks to the audience.
Paulina Dejmek-Hack, economic adviser to the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. © ZEW
Hans Vijlbrief speaks to the audience.
Hans Vijlbrief, chair of the working group “Eurogroup” at the Council of the European Union. © ZEW
Panel discussion on Eurozone reform places
The panel at the ZEW Lunch Debate engage in a lively debate on the reform plans regarding the Eurozone. © ZEW
Professor Roberto Tamborini speaks to the audience.
Roberto Tamborini, professor of political economy at the University of Trento. © ZEW
The audience follows the debate closely.
The around 170 guests listened attentively to the lecture and the ensuing panel discussion. © ZEW
Silke Wettach speaks to the audience.
Silke Wettach, EU correspondent for “Wirtschaftswoche”, moderates the panel discussion. © ZEW
The audience is active in discourse.
The audience is eager to engage in the debate. © ZEW

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02.05.2018 | 12:00 - 14:00 (CET)

Event Location

Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union

Rue Belliard 60 - 62 1000 Bruxelles


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