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The CER invited leading economists and policy-makers to debate the implications of fiscal austerity for economic, political and monetary stability.
Euro members must integrate more to save the single currency. But will a two-tier EU destroy the single market and lose the support of the people?
The EU should set targets for renewable energy for 2030 and the end of each subsequent decade, to reach full reliance on renewables by 2060.
A full banking union is needed to stabilise the eurozone. However, even an embryonic union could drive a wedge between the eurozone and the EU-27.
Some 14 million young people in the EU are not in work or education. German-style apprenticeships and flexible labour markets could help them get jobs.
To protect the global climate and European industry, the EU needs a stronger Emissions Trading System and border tax adjustments - as Dieter Helm proposes.
Britain is expending considerable political capital on freezing the EU budget. It would be best to push for reform of how the budget is spent.
Eurozone policy-makers are complacent about the risks of low inflation. If the euro is to survive, inflation will need to rise significantly, especially in Germany.