The interim report on the EMU is encouraging
Ahead of the meeting of the European council on 18 and 19 october 2012, António Vitorino, the president of Notre Europe –Institut Jacques Delors, answers the following questions:
1.The European Council will be examining the interim report on “economic and monetary union” put together by Herman Van Rompuy and the other three presidents.What do you think of this report?
2. What do you think of the interim report’s proposals concerning “economic union” and “political union”?
3. Back in June you suggested that the situation in Spain was going to “lead us to banking union”: do you think that the European Council is going to confirm that trend?
4.Do you think that the European Council should issue a specific signal to Greece?
5. Do you think that the European Council could or should commit to the creation of institutions specific to the euro zone?
6. The European Council’s agenda also includes an examination of the most important “strategic partnerships”. What is your view of the progress made to date in that connection?