|Author (Person)||Fernandes, Sofia, Paulet, Thibault|
|Publisher||Jacques Delors Institute [Notre Europe]|
|Publication Date||June 2014|
Four years after the adoption of the first rescue plan in the euro area, and as some countries have already completed their programmes, the time has come to conduct an initial assessment of the economic adjustment programmes in the euro area.
To this end, the Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute (NE-IJD) and the European Economic and Social Committee held an expert seminar on 10 April 2014 entitled 'Assessing the Memoranda of Understanding of Countries Benefiting from an Aid Programme in the Euro Area'.
The second panel in the seminar, moderated by Yves Bertoncini (director of the NE-JDI), was devoted to a debate on the topic 'What political lessons should we learn from the Troika and Task Force experience?'. The debate witnessed the participation of Liem Hoang Ngoc (a member of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee), Pierre Lepetit (coordinator of technical assistance for the reform of the public administration in Greece) and Wes McGrew (resident representative of the International Monetary Fund for Greece).
This synthesis, which is based on the main ideas aired and the conclusions drawn in the course of the debate, is divided into five parts:
1. Adjustment programmes in the euro area: getting things clear
A related report called 'Adjustment programmes in the euro area: mission accomplished?' can be accessed via a related url hyperlink below.
This panel in the seminar, moderated by Stefano Micossi (Director General of Assonime and a professor at the College of Europe), was devoted to a debate on 'Fiscal adjustment, competitiveness, growth and employment: have the memoranda of understanding achieved their goals?'.
The debate witnessed the participation of Zsolt Darvas (Senior Research Fellow with Bruegel), Anna Diamantopoulou (founder of Diktio and former European Commissioner) and Colm McCarthy (an economist with University College Dublin).
Thee synthesis, which is based on the main ideas aired and the conclusions drawn in the course of the debate, is divided into four parts:
1. An overview of financial aid programmes in the euro area
|Subject Categories||Economic and Financial Affairs|
|Countries / Regions||Cyprus, Europe, Greece, Ireland, Portugal|