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Towards a more integrated Europe? - Completing the Economic and Monetary Union

  • Delegation of the European Union to the US 2175 K Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20037 United States (map)

Towards a more integrated Europe? - Completing the Economic and Monetary Union

October 27, 2015

Get a better understanding on what's going on in the Eurozone through these times of turmoil: Meet the expert, Valerie Rouxel- Laxton!

Whether you are an American looking on the other side of the Atlantic ocean, or an European expat, the variations of the Euro are a great cause of concern due to their consequences on the world economy. Figuring out the "why" and ""how" of the EU economic situation may be key to understand today's uncertainties, and preparing for a more integrated future!

"Closer coordination of economic policies is essential to ensure the smooth functioning of the Economic and Monetary Union. Some Member States share a common currency, and are facing specific common challenges.
We will look back to the main episodes of the recent global economic and financial crisis to engage in this discussion.

Then we will drill down into the details of what closer coordination really implies, for fiscal matters, financial and banking issues, structural reforms, and democratic accountability. All EU Members are part of this thinking, because completing and fully exploiting the Single Market in goods and services, digital, energy and capital markets should boost integration, create more jobs and higher growth. Moving towards a more integrated Union means creating better opportunities for our citizens and striving for shared prosperity.

More broadly, taking steps towards further integration is significant for the Transatlantic relationship, which is important to Europeans living and working in the United States."

Tuesday Oct. 27th, 6 to 8 pm

2175 K St., NW, Washington DC 20037

FACC WDC MEMBERS: Free upon registration


Meet our expert: Valerie Rouxel-Laxton

Head of Economic and Financial Affairs, Delegation of the European Union to the United States in Washington, D.C.

Valerie Rouxel-Laxton is an Economist and heads Economic and Financial Affairs at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States in Washington, DC. She is responsible for analyzing and reporting on macroeconomic developments in the US and European economies, and representing the European Union on economic matters in the US. Before coming to Washington, she worked for the European Commission's economic service in Brussels, specializing in international economic issues, forecasting, and European integration. In this capacity she has written and delivered presentations on a number of economic issues, including the current economic situation, global imbalances, and labour market developments.

She holds a PhD in international economics from the Graduate Institute in Geneva, and a Master of Science degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Lyon.