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Academic conference on 30 years Maastricht Treaty: the past, present, and future of European Integration

28 September - 29

Keynote lecture by Thomas Piketty: Rising inequality and the democratisation of Europe

28 September

Keynote lecture by Paul de Grauwe: 'The fragility of the eurozone: endemic or temporary?'

29 September

Mestreech ’92: local memories of the Maastricht Treaty as cultural heritage

5 October

Launch Oral History Project

7 December
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Euro at 20: shifting paradigms?

Gouvernement aan de Maas Limburglaan 10, Maastricht, Limburg

Thirty years ago in Maastricht, European heads of state agreed to launch the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Three decades later, many argue that the EMU is far from ideal. The original approach was one of push ahead – fuelled by the expectation that problems would be solved in due time. Since 1992, the

Academic conference on 30 years Maastricht Treaty: the past, present, and future of European Integration

EIPA Maastricht Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 22, Maastricht, Limburg

Maastricht University and Studio Europa Maastricht are organising a free interdisciplinary academic conference to discuss the Maastricht Treaty through a European socioeconomic perspective. The conference will be held on 28 and 29 September, directly following the EMU public conference Euro at 20: shifting paradigms?, also being held in Maastricht on 27 September. The conference will facilitate

Keynote lecture by Thomas Piketty: Rising inequality and the democratisation of Europe

We are delighted to welcome Piketty online in Maastricht for a keynote lecture on rising inequality and the democratisation of Europe. In his latest book "A Brief History of Equality", French economist Thomas Piketty has come to tell an optimistic story, of the world’s astounding progress toward equality. Piketty is also the author of "Capital

Keynote lecture by Paul de Grauwe: ‘The fragility of the eurozone: endemic or temporary?’

European Institute of Public Administration Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 22, Maastricht, Limburg

On 29 September, Professor Paul de Grauwe will deliver the keynote lecture The fragility of the eurozone: endemic or temporary? in Maastricht.  De Grauwe is John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy and Head of the European Institute at the LSE. He is a world-leading expert on EU and US economic systems, focusing on monetary integration, monetary

Mestreech ’92: local memories of the Maastricht Treaty as cultural heritage

Aula SBE Tongersestraat 53, Maastricht, Limburg

The Maastricht Treaty is one of the most important treaties in European history. At the highest level, the treaty regulates relations between states; but during the preparations, negotiations and signing in the December days of 1991, it was not only European government leaders and top officials who were active. Waiters, traffic police and “gewoen luij”

Launch Oral History Project

The oral history project (OHP) focuses on memories of politicians, among others, about (Dutch) European politics before, during and after the establishment of the Maastricht Treaty. The heritage staff of Studio Europa interviewed key political players at the time of the signing of the Maastricht Treaty in 1991/1992. The digital database with the first interviews will be presented in December.