The Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations and the Bertelsmann Stiftung, held a roundtable debate entitled ‘Heterogeneity and Coherence in the European Union’. Distinguished personalities participated and discussed key challenges of the Belgian EU Council Presidency in the second half of this year.

The debate included four sessions: 1) Europe and the Global Crisis: Taking stock of new economic and social cleavages across the Union, 2) Between EU 2020 Strategy and Eurozone Reform: What ‘European Economic Governance’ is all about, 3) The EU’s Financial Perspective 2014+: How to better spend our money, 4) Global Economic Governance: How to enhance the EU’s clout in the G-20.

ELIAMEP President of the Board of Directors, Professor Loukas Tsoukalis, was one of the challengers in the second session. Mr. Jacques Delpla, member of the Council of Economic Analysis of the French Prime Minister was the keynote speaker.

The debate took place on Wednesday, April 28 between 9.00-17.00 (Belgian time) in the Salle Polyvante of the Egmont II Building of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brussels.

See the programme.