The lecture from Dr. Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut took place on 2nd July 2013, a few days after the European Council meeting in June 2013, and was held partly in light of the upcoming meeting of the EU labor and social ministers as well as the heads of state and government, which dealt with the fight against youth unemployment in Europe. Furthermore he discussed the idea of a treaty revision in order to develop economic policy at European level and to stabilize the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). The future of the EMU lies in reinforced economic policy coordination among the member states.
Lunch Talk on “The Role of the European Investment Bank in the European Economic and Financial Crisis”, 5th September 2013, Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP), Berlin.
On 5th September 2013 Dr. Werner Hoyer, president of the European Investment Bank (EIB) discussed the role of the EIB in regards to expansion and activity in Europe. Hoyer emphasized the importance of cooperation between the EU-institutions in times of the financial crisis. He further stressed the special role of the EIB in the process of solving the crisis, being the bank of the 28 member states of the EU.
Lunch Talk on “Genuine economic and monetary union and its significance for the UK in Europe”, 7th November 2013, Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP), Berlin.
On 7 th November 2013 Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute at London School of Economics and Political Science, and Lord Flight, Member of the House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs, talked about the UK´s role in the European Union and its positions towards Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and deeper integration. UK insists on the Single Market, but won’t join the Eurozone as it was also central in the Cameron Speech in January 2013. Furthermore they criticized Brussels regulating too much and too strong and that the output legitimacy of the EMU is undermined.