Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Shaping the Fiscal Institutions of Europe

The Euro zone entered into a period of deep financial crisis that picked up momentum in early 2010. Since then, Europe has seen a number of developments. These include new fiscal instruments and institutions that are meant to deal with the immediate implications of the crisis and provide financing for several member states. In addition, dynamic political negotiations at the European level have initiated a profound reform process of the European fiscal and economic governance. This process will be far from being completed by November 2012, but the general directions of the process will be visible and can be assessed by that time.

The conference is being organised by the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance (Kai A. Konrad), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Finance (Christian Kastrop and Ludger Schuknecht).