Former Chief Economist of European Central Bank gives evidence

03 March 2016

Professor Otmar Issing, President, Center for Financial Studies at Goethe University, Frankfurt, and former Chief Economist and Member of the Board of the European Central Bank gives evidence to the EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee on economic and monetary union in Europe.


Thursday 3 March in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Professor Otmar Issing, President, Center for Financial Studies

Possible questions

The witness is likely to answer questions on the following areas:

  • The Five Presidents’ Report and the actions introduced in the short term by the European Commission on 21 October
  • Potential democratic accountability arrangements in the instance of greater political integration
  • The definition and practicalities of fiscal union
  • The prospects of the proposed European Deposit Insurance Scheme
  • Legacy problems in national banking systems
  • Capital Markets Union in the eurozone and wider EU
  • Fiscal rules in relation to the sustainability of economic and monetary union
  • Possible impacts of current account imbalances on the euro area
  • The actions of the ECB in relation to aggregate demand in the euro area

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