Completing the European Project

Eurogroup President Mário Centeno on the EU's Window for Economic Reform

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Please join the Atlantic Council's EuroGrowth Initiative on Thursday, April 19th, at the Atlantic Council's headquarters in Washington, DC for keynote remarks by the new President of the Eurogroup Mário Centeno. In his first speech in the United States as Eurogroup President, Mr. Centeno will outline his vision for the future of the EU’s Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).
As the de-facto finance chief of the Eurozone, Mr. Centeno has the important task of steering the reform process to deepen EU economic integration. Key reform items include the completion of the Banking Union and the development of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). For the first time since the economic crisis, all EU economies have returned to positive economic growth. This provides Mr. Centeno and his fellow EU finance ministers with a window of opportunity to increase the EU's economic resilience and create the conditions for inclusive and sustainable economic growth in Europe.

Mr. Centeno also serves as the Minister of Finance of Portugal and the Chair of the European Stability Mechanism’s Board of Governors.

A light lunch will be served at the event.


H.E. Mário Centeno
President of the Eurogroup, Minister of Finance of Portugal, and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the European Stability Mechanism

Bart Oosterveld
Director, Global Business & Economics Program
Atlantic Council

This event is on the record and open to the press.

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2018-04-19 00:45:00 2018-04-19 14:00:00 America/New_York Completing the European Project European Union Delegation in the US: Completing the European Project Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington DC European Union Delegation in the US
April 19, 2018

12:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Atlantic Council,
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor,
Washington DC 
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