EMU - Quo Vadis? A Lunch Talk with Servaas Deroose

  • Starts: 12:00 pm on Tuesday, October 4, 2016
  • Ends: 2:00 pm on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Join us for a lunch discussion with Servaas Deroose, Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General Economics and Financial Affairs (ECFIN), European Commission. Servaas Deroose has been Deputy Director-General at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs since 2010. In this capacity, he co-ordinates the DG's work on EU governance, integrated macroeconomic surveillance, EU2020, competitiveness and fiscal policy. Mr. Deroose is currently the Commission's Mission Chief for Greece's economic adjustment programme. He has been a member of the Economic and Financial Committee since 2005.

Deroose will discuss the Maastricht criteria and the key features and design flaws of EMU. Then he will discuss the economic impact and institutional consequences of the financial crisis/recession. Finally, he will explore how to complete EMU and what the various reform proposals and future paths available are. Moderated by Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Director of the Center for the Study of Europe.

Lunch provided. Open to BU community and others with a research interest in the topic. RSVP to edamrien@bu.edu.

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