The sovereign debt crisis has put the European economy under pressure and has tested the foundations of the European Union. Fiscal consolidation must go hand-in-hand with new avenues for solidarity in order to set the course for sustainable recovery and growth. At stake is not only the well-being of the European citizens but also economic and social cohesion and, ultimately, political stability in Europe. The current crisis has set the stage for deeper fiscal and political integration of the Union.
In order to delve deeper into these important issues, the EESC is organising a High Level Conference titled The Sovereign Debt Crisis: Towards Fiscal Union in Europe? on Thursday 7 June from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm (with registration/coffee from 9 am).