Goodbye to 2017, and a look forward to 2018, by ADEMU Scientific Co-Ordinator Ramon Marimon

Dear ADEMU researchers and friends,

With the New Year, we will enter the last five months of the ADEMU Project. Since we started the project in June 2015, ‘reassessing the fiscal and monetary framework of the EMU’ has become a hunting exercise of shooting a moving target, making our project even more challenging and timely.

We have already replied with a good number of enlightening conferences and workshops in which external participants have helped us to sharpen our ideas and contributions, and we are getting closer to having 100 working papers in our ADEMU series.

We still have a few more months of events and publications to finally wrap-up in our final ADEMU conference on 9-10 May 2018 in Florence. There, we will summarize our results followed by panel and open discussions. We will also discuss – both in our conference and in the follow-up State of the Union Conference on 11 May – the current state of ‘our target’, which on December 6, 2017 has had a new proposal by the European Commission to move and establish a European Monetary Fund.

Our aim was to contribute to economic and legal research and, in doing so, help in the design of policies and institutions of the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). We received the support of the European taxpayers – through Horizon 2020 of the EC – and now is the time to deliver.

I wish you all the best for the holiday season, hoping it will open the gate for the most incredibly successful final semester of our ADEMU Project!

Ramon Marimon
Scientific Coordinator of the ADEMU Project