On September 29th, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program hosted a roundtable conversation with Kerstin Jorna, Deputy Director at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs. The discussion focused on the future role of the euro amidst rising transatlantic trade tensions and calls for monetary sovereignty of the EU.
Kerstin Jorna laid out the mission of the European Commission to establish the region as a policy maker rather than taker and heighten the role of the euro as a global common good. Ultimately, the EU aims to elevate the euro’s attractiveness for investors and traders to offer a real alternative to the US Dollar. The meeting was moderated by Bart Oosterveld, Director of the Council Global Business & Economics Program and C. Boyden Gray Fellow on Global Growth and Finance.