Do the EU economies converge or diverge? Can we expect any changes in steering the EU economies? What are the eurozone perspectives? Has the EU taken any learnings from the crisis? Eight experts attempted to answer these questions at the seminar "The European Union pre-crisis and now. Any learnings taken?" that took place at the premises of the IES with kind support of the Representation of the European Commission to the Czech Republic on 23 May 2013.
Session 1: Conversion and diversion in the EU and eurozone
Jarko Fidrmuc, professor, Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen (Germany)
Petr Král, the Czech National Bank
Session 2: Changes in economic governance
Zdeněk Čech, the Representation of the EC to the Czech Republic
Jakub Mazur, the Ministry of Finance
Session 3: Perspectives for further deepening and englarging of the EU and eurozone
Vojtěch Belling, Government of the Czech Republic
Petr Procházka, the Czech National Bank
Session 4: The Eurozone as part of the global economy
Jan Bureš, Poštovní spořitelna ERA
Petr Teplý, the IES, Charles University
Host: Oldřich Dědek, professor at the IES and national coordinator for implementation of euro to the Czech Republic
Press releases with seminar findings (in Czech) are availabe here.