5th Ifo-CoR Brussels International Economic Forum
Ifo-CoR BrIEF 2011: Video documentation
Recordings of the presentations and panel discussions
Europe’s Future: Saving the Old World’s Economies and the Whole World’s Climate
Wednesday, 9 November 2011, Brussels
Main topics addressed by the first panel: What are the conditions needed to make the EMU a lasting success? Which type of economic governance do we need? Will Europe move towards a transfer union because the GIPS countries will not be able to stand on their own feet? How credible is the strategy of exiting the bailout operations? Must the ECB be redefined?
The second panel discussed the chances for and limits to European climate policy and raised the question of whether Europe needs a centrally coordinated energy policy.
Welcome Address by Mercedes Bresso, President of the Committee of the Regions, Brussels
Keynote Speech by Hans-Werner Sinn: The European Balance of Payment Crises