How do Member States from Central and Eastern Europe perceive the debates on the euro and the reform of the European Monetary Union? Our Lunch Debate will focus on how different EU Member States view the EU reform options – with a specific focus on CEE countries. Especially with regard to the current and future euro members in Central and Eastern Europe, it is striking that their perspectives seem to have been somewhat neglected (e.g. compared to French and German positions). Our debate will be based on a large-scale survey on the reform preferences of Eastern European economists, which we have compared to those of German, French and Italian economists. This allows us to create an innovative map of Eurozone preferences and identify reforms over which a consensus may be reached among old and new Member States.

At our Lunch Debate in June, ZEW researcher Annika Havlik will present the results of the ZEW survey, which will be followed by a panel discussion. The panel includes Eva Zamrazilová, Chairwoman of the Czech Fiscal Council, Istvan Székely, Advisor to the Commission’s DG ECFIN, Mateusz Szczurek, Lead Regional Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ERBD), former Polish Minister for Finance and member of the European Fiscal Board, and Friedrich Heinemann, head of ZEW’s Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” and author of the survey.

This Lunch Debate is organised with support of the Brigitte Strube Stiftung.

Podium

Mateusz Szczurek

Dr. Mateusz Szczurek

Lead Regional Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ERBD), former Polish Minster for Finance and member of the European Fiscal Board

Istvan Székely

Istvan Székely, PhD

Advisor to the Commission’s DG ECFIN

Eva Zamrazilová

Dr. Eva Zamrazilová

Chairwoman of the Czech Fiscal Council

Moderation

Jan Strupczewski

Jan Strupczewski

Thomson Reuters

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

Selected Articles

The Eurozone’s Most Important Currency Is Credibility

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The EU and Economic and Monetary Union Reforms
Central and Eastern Europe's view on EU reforms was the topic of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels.
The panelists, moderator, speakers, hosts and sponsors ahead of the debate. © FKPH
Central and Eastern Europe's view on EU reforms was the topic of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Strube addresses the guests of the event. © FKPH
Central and Eastern Europe's view on EU reforms was the topic of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels.
ZEW economist Annika Havlik presents the results of the study on the Euro Perspective of Central and Eastern Europe. © ...
Central and Eastern Europe's view on EU reforms was the topic of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels.
The discussion on the podium begins. © FKPH
Central and Eastern Europe's view on EU reforms was the topic of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels.
Alongside ZEW economist Professor Dr. Friedrich Heinemann, Dr. Mateusz Szczurek (left) clarifies his position. © FKPH
Central and Eastern Europe's view on EU reforms was the topic of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels.
ZEW economist Prof. Dr. Friedrich Heinemann during the debate. © FKPH
Central and Eastern Europe's view on EU reforms was the topic of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels.
Jan Strupczewski, correspondent of the news agency Thomson Reuters, hosts the discussion. © FKPH
Central and Eastern Europe's view on EU reforms was the topic of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels
Dr. Eva Zamrazilová explains the position of the Czech Republic. © FKPH
Central and Eastern Europe's view on EU reforms was the topic of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels.
Istvan Székely, PhD represents the Hungarian perspective. © FKPH
Central and Eastern Europe's view on EU reforms was the topic of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels.
Around 100 guests, including representatives of the EU institutions, science and business, followed the discussion. © ...
Central and Eastern Europe's view on EU reforms was the topic of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels.
Networking at lunchtime: The ZEW Lunch Debates regularly offer a platform for exchanging views on economic policy ...

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Location

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Date

05.06.2019 | 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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