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EU economic affairs

‘I wouldn’t start from here’: the making of European Banking Supervision, and the road ahead

By Stijn Verhelst (21-11-2016)

In Egmont papers

When eurozone leaders committed themselves in June 2012 to raising banking supervision to the European level, few in Europe realised the magnitude of the project. This Egmont Paper discusses the difficulties that had to be addressed when creating the single supervisory mechanism, read more…

The mounting dislocation of EU law

By Franklin Dehousse (04-11-2016)

In Commentaries

In a noteworthy recent analysis, Margaret Macmillan affirmed that Europe will hold fast against populism. “Respect for the rule of law will overcome any chance of a return to the Weimar era”. (FT, 21 October 2016). As much as I respect (intensely) her analysis of the past, I beg to differ about the present. read more…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Iraq : Fight Against Terrorism and Fight For Democracy

Conference from 18:00 - 19:30 - FULLY BOOKED

With H.E.M. Ibrahim AL-JAAFARI, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq

Chaired by Ambassador Anick Van Calster, Director General, Directorate General Bilateral Affairs, Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs

read more…

September 2016: Back-to-school politics – the EU’s new commitments

By Anca Cioriciu, Fabian Willermain (28-09-2016)

In Commentaries

A snapshot of the EU’s new ambitions in the wake of the State of the Union speech and the Bratislava Declaration as scene-setters for the ‘rentrée politique’. read more…

The Hangzhou G20 summit – what is at stake?

By Balazs Ujvari (29-08-2016)

In Commentaries

On 4-5 September, the city of Hangzhou is set to host the first ever summit of G20 leaders in China. By welcoming G20 leaders for their 11th gathering, read more…

Monday, 3 October 2016

Opportunities and Threats of the Digital Economy

Conference from 18:00 - 20:00 - Fully booked

What will be the impact on our society of the use of artificial intelligence well beyond human capabilities? Will the mechanisation and digitalisation of the economy at all levels lead to a digital society with very few, highly specialized jobs? In parallel, will we assist to the development of various forms of read more…

Belgium and its foreign and external policies (2010-15)

By Sven Biscop, Thomas Renard (03-06-2016)

In Studia Diplomatica

This special issue of Egmont’s academic journal, Studia Diplomatica, focusses on Belgium’s foreign policy. Prominent scholars review different aspects of the foreign and external policies of Belgium, over the past five years. This issue includes articles on the quest for a foreign policy, on multilateral politics, on aid development, on global health policy, on trade politics, as well as on the Parliament’s role in times of war. read more…

The European Union and the China-led transformation of global economic governance

By Balazs Ujvari (01-06-2016)

In Egmont papers

This Egmont paper compares the newly created China and BRICS-backed multilateral development banks to the established institutions they seek to mirror while also discovering various paths the EU may follow in its policy towards them. read more…

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

TTIP-Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement: The Debate

Conference from 18:00-19:30

As discussions on TTIP are going crescendo, Egmont invites you to a debate between two of the best informed observers of the negotiations – who hold very different views.

Conference with Prof. Dr. Ferdi De Ville, Ghent University, author of TTIP: The Truth about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and Prof. Karel De Gucht, former Trade Commissioner, President of the Institute for European Studies, VUB.

Chair: Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop, Egmont.

Registration by 1 June is mandatory !

(Photo credit: European Parliament, Flickr)

La création de l’Euro

By Philippe de Schoutheete (25-03-2016)

In Books

De 1988 à 1998, pendant une décennie, le débat européen s’est concentré sur la création et la mise en place de l’Union économique et monétaire, avec une monnaie unique : l’euro. Longtemps cette ambition ancienne parut hors de portée. read more…