Making Europe’s Economic Union work

When the euro was set up, economic policymaking largely remained with member states. Yet the crisis has shown how far national economic policy can undermine the stability of the common currency. It has put the spotlight on the “E” in EMU and laid bare that a stable Eurozone requires a functioning economic union alongside a common monetary policy. Our conference will discuss the future of economic policy in the euro area from a range of different perspectives–with one clear goal in mind: How to make the economic union work better.


Henrik Enderlein, President, Hertie School of Governance and Director, Jacques Delors Institut - Berlin


Enrico Letta, President, Institut Jacques Delors in Paris, Dean of the School of International Affairs at Sciences Po Paris (PSIA) and former Italian Prime Minister


Jacques Delors, President of the European Commission (1985-1995)


Mario Draghi, President, European Central Bank

Panel discussion

  • Olaf Scholz, Federal Minister of Finance 
  • Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute and former WTO Director-General 
  • Laurence Boone, Chief economist, OECD (tbc)
  • Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank (tbc)
  • Elga Bartsch, Chief European economist, Morgan Stanley (tbc)

Chair:  Katharina Gnath, Senior Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Closing statement

Aart De Geus, Chairman and CEO, Bertelsmann Stiftung

A joint event by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Hertie School of Governance, Institut Jacques Delors in Paris, and Jacques Delors Institut - Berlin.