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Western Balkans: convergence to the EU
The Future of the Western Balkans in the EU
May 16, 2014Vienna, Austria

A panel discussion will focus on where the European Union candidate and potential candidate countries stand today with respect to a sustainable convergence process. What can be learnt from experiences gained in countries that recently joined the EU?

Panel discussion on 

The Future of the Western Balkans in the EU

 Keynote speech:

Mr. Frank Moss, Director General, Directorate General International & European Relations, European Central Bank 

Panelists:

Ellen Goldstein, Country Director for Southeast Europe, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank

Michael Landesmann, Scientific Director, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) and University Professor, Johannes Kepler University Linz

Alfred Lejsek, Deputy State Commissioner and Section Chief, Section Financial Markets, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance

Ms. Doris Ritzberger-Grünwald, Director, Economic Analysis and Research Department, Oesterreichische Nationalbank

EU candidate and potential candidate countries that wish to join the EU and eventually EMU need to go through a sustainable convergence process. They are subject to surveillance prior to EU entry which will be reinforced once they are EU members in line with the strengthened economic governance as a reaction to the crisis. Where do the candidate and potential candidate countries stand today and where do they have to go? What can be learnt from experiences gained in countries that recently joined the EU?

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Event Information
  • Date: Friday, 16 May 2014
  • Time: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Location: Joint Vienna Institute, Mariahilfer Straße 97, 1060 Vienna