Economic and Monetary Union inquiry continues in Brussels

22 January 2016

On 26 and 27 January the EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee visits Brussels to take evidence from key witnesses including a European Commissioner, MEPs and Brussels-based academics and think tanks. The visit is part of the Committee's current inquiry into Completing Europe's Economic and Monetary Union.


The Committee questions witnesses on their assessment of the Five Presidents' Report and steps to progress towards a financial, fiscal and political union.

The Committee completes its inquiry in late February, and hopes to publish its report in the spring.


The Committee hopes to hear from the following witnesses:

Tuesday 26 January, Brussels

  • Markus Ferber MEP, Vice-Chair, ECON (DE, EPP)
  • Kay Swinburne MEP, ECON member (UK, ECR)
  • Sylvie Goulard MEP, ECON member (FR, ALDE)
  • Gunnar Hökmark MEP, ECON member (SW, EPP)
  • Roberto Gualtieri MEP, Chairman, ECON (IT, S&D)

Wednesday 27 January, Brussels

  • Thomas Wieser, Chair of the Economic and Financial Committee, European Council
  • Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre
  • Guntram Wolff, Bruegel
  • Hans Hack, FTI Consulting
  • Veronica Nilsson, ETUC
  • Mike Vercnocke and Jeremy Browne, City of London office Brussels
  • Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President for Euro and Social Dialogue, European Commission

The Committee will produce a transcript of all the separate evidence sessions. It aims to have an uncorrected version available on its website approximately a week after the meetings, and a final, corrected version available within two to three weeks.

Levels of access to the evidence sessions for the public and media will vary, depending on the location of the particular meeting. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please in the first instance contact the Lords Press Office.

Please note that there are no facilities to broadcast any of these meetings.

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