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A roadmap for completing EMU – Key steps to address the challenges ahead

Following up on the vision set out in the Five Presidents' Report and the Reflection Papers on the Deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and the Future of EU Finances, the European Commission has recently put forward a package of seven communications and legislative proposals, providing for a series of concrete measures to be taken over the next 18 months to continue the process of deepening EMU. In this regard, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) believes that strengthening the architecture of EMU is indeed the only means we have to achieve higher investment and job creation, sustained economic growth, social fairness, better resilience to economic shocks and overall macroeconomic stability in Europe, and that in the coming months there is a window of opportunity to make further progress in this field. With this in mind, we are bringing together officials, economic experts and civil society representatives to engage in the necessary consensus-building on the way ahead for our EMU, which would also serve as an input to the EU leaders' decisions expected in the first half of 2018.

Public debate on "A ROADMAP FOR COMPLETING EMU – Key steps to address the challenges ahead" was held at the EESC building in Brussels, on Monday 29 January 2018, from 2.30 to 5.30 p.m.