Reality Check for European Integration

10  December 2018    4:00 pm CET

Assessing Progress during the Austrian Presidency and Ways Ahead

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Presseclub Concordia, Bankgasse 8, 1010 Vienna


Towards the end of the Austrian EU Council Presidency representatives of European Think-Tanks will discuss key questions of European Integration.

16:00 Panel 'EU / EMU Reforms: What is politically feasible and when?'

László Andor, Professor and Head of Department of Economic Policy, Corvinus University Budapest
Grégory Claeys, Senior Researcher, Bruegel
Daniel Gros, Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Karl Pichelmann, Senior Adviser, DG Economic & Financial Affairs, European Commission
Moderator: Michael Landesmann, Research Associate and former Scientific Director, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw)

18:00 Panel 'European Integration: Progress/Regress in which areas and why?'

Stefan Lehne, Expert on EU foreign policy, Carnegie Europe
Loukas Tsoukalis, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
Sonja Puntscher-Riekmann, Professor of European Politics & Head of Salzburg Centre of EU Studies (SCEUS)
Christian Odendahl, Chief Economist, Centre for European Reform (CER), Berlin Office
Moderator: Paul Schmidt, Secretary General, Austrian Society for European Politics (ÖGFE)


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The event is jointly organized by the Austrian Society for European Politics (ÖGFE) and the Vienna Institute for International Economic studies (wiiw)