Ramon Marimon's picture
Affiliation: 
European University institute and UPF-BarcelonaGSE
Credentials: 
Professor of Economics
Pierre Werner Chair

Voting history

Juncker's State of the Union Address

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Question 2: Do you agree that the euro has had more benefits than costs?

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Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Very confident
Comment:
The main cost has been the euro crisis, which could have been managed better, but not by having 'stressed countries' with their own currencies, even if not having benefited from low euro interest rates they probably would have not accumulated so much debt.

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Question 1; Do you agree that euro membership should be compulsory for all EU member states?

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Answer:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Very confident
Comment:
It is desirable, but it will delay the development of the Euro Area to now insist on all EU countries forming part; furthermore, it is wishful thinking on JCJ part.