Finance in Europe, what vision for the future?
In 1992, European leaders agreed in Maastricht upon launching the European Monetary Union. 30 years later, it is time to take stock and reflect: what of the Eurozone framework as designed in the ‘80’s and ‘90’s remains relevant after the financial debt crisis, Brexit, the pandemic and climate change? Eminent speakers discuss how we can join the dots to create a European Monetary Union that protects the common good of citizens across Europe and ensures welfare and well-being for future generations.
On 26 and 27 September, Maastricht will bring together critical thinkers, policymakers, researchers, journalists and interested citizens for a structured debate around three major topics.
This third session will focus on the “Europe of banks” and more specifically on the role of banks and the financial sector in the coming about and the evolution of the EMU. Mr Klaas Knot (President of the Dutch Central Bank), Ms Linda Zeilina (CEO International Sustainable Finance Centre), professor Daniela Gabor and Mr William de Vijlder (Chief Economist at BNP Paribas) will reflect on the responsibility of banks in overcoming crises as well as their influence in designing institutional frameworks for the EMU.