Thursday, 18th October 2012
| 8:00 – 9:00 || Registration of participants and welcome coffee |
| 9:00 – 9:10 || Welcome address by Marek Belka, President, National Bank of Poland |
| 9:10 – 9:20 || Reading of a letter from Bronisław Komorowski, President of the Republic of Poland |
Jerzy Osiatyński, Adviser to the President of the Republic of Poland
| 9:20 – 9:30 || Welcome address by Donald Tusk, Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland (to be cofirmed) |
| 9:30 – 9:40 || Address by Andrea Enria, Chairperson, European Banking Authority |
| 9:40 – 10:00 || Coffee break |
| 10:00 – 11:00 || |
What kind of political integration might revitalise the European project?
How to solve Dani Rodrik’s “fundamental political trilemma” in the European context?
- What are the optimal parameters of the European project?
- What changes in the design of the European project are desirable at the current juncture?
- Is it feasible to move the European project towards its desired form in the short-term?
Chairperson: Andras Simor, Governor, Magyar Nemzeti Bank
- Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science
- David Marsh, Chairman, Offi cial Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum
- Dani Rodrik, Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard University
- Nils Daniel Tarschys, Professor of Political Science, Stockholm University
| 11:00 – 12:00 || |
The growing role of the CEE in the EU
- How could the CEE contribute to the reinvigoration of the European project?
- How do the CEE judge their abilities in pulling the European project out of crisis?
- What is the perspective of the older EU Member States regarding the role of the CEE?
Chairperson: Dariusz Filar, Member of the Economic Council to the Polish Prime Minister
| 12:00 – 13:30 || Lunch |
| 13:30 – 14:30 || |
The CEE countries’ choices
– reassessing the value of the option to wait with euro adoption
- Should we reassess the cost of resignation of the monetary policy?
- Do benefits from postponing the euro adoption outweigh its costs?
- Are the floating exchange rates really destabilizing?
Chairperson: Marko Kranjec, Governor, Bank of Slovenia
| 14:30 – 15:30 || |
Excessive imbalances procedure and the CEE countries
- Is the new EIP adjusted to the characteristics of the CEE?
- What indicators are most suitable for catching-up economies?
- Are the EIP and EDP going to be exhaustive in preventing the build-up of imbalances in the CEE?
Chairperson: Mugur Constantin Isărescu, Governor, National Bank of Romania
- László Halpern, Deputy Director, Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
- Ryszard Kokoszczyński, Deputy General Director, Economic Institute, National Bank of Poland
- Philippe Moutot, Deputy Director, Directorate General/Economics, European Central Bank
- István P. Székely, Country Director, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
| 15:30 – 15:45 || Coffee break |
| 15:45 – 16:45 || |
“Crystal Ball”: European Union 10 years after the euro zone crisis
- Is the European Union doomed to gradual marginalization?
- Would the CEE be at the forefront of EU integration?
- What is the perspective for the US and emerging economies?
Chairperson: Karnit Flug, Deputy Governor, Bank of Israel
| 16:45 – 17:00 || Closing remarks: Marek Belka, President, National Bank of Poland |