The working group was set up to discuss and reflect upon a reform agenda for the eurozone. The debates have led to the publication of the report "Repair and Prepare: Growth and the Euro after Brexit", which was produced in cooperation between the Jacques Delors Institutes in Berlin and Paris and the Bertelsmann Stiftung. The expert group was led by Henrik Enderlein and Enrico Letta.
Insights into the debate: "Doubts surrounding the future of the euro are slowing growth down. The Brexit vote has brought new uncertainties into play. A reform of the euro might be an unpopular move in the world of politics right now, but it is vital. Draghi's ECB actions saved the Euro, but now it is up to the governments to do their job," said Enrico Letta. Henrik Enderlein added: "The euro is vulnerable and urgently needs to be reformed, otherwise it won't survive the next crisis. We don't know whether the next crisis will hit in six weeks, six months or six years. But we need to take action now."
The members of the group are:
- Henrik Enderlein, Director of the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin; Associate Dean and Professor of Political Economy, Hertie School of Governance
- Enrico Letta, President of the Jacques Delors Institute in Paris; Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs Members
- Jörg Asmussen, Managing Director, Lazard; former state secretary in the German Federal Ministry of Finance and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs; former member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
- Laurence Boone, Chief Economist, AXA
- Aart De Geus, Chairman and CEO, Bertelsmann Stiftung
- Pascal Lamy, President emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute in Paris; former Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
- Philippe Maystadt, President of the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE); honorary President of the European Investment Bank (EIB); former deputy prime minister and minister of finance of Belgium
- Maria João Rodrigues, Member of the European Parliament, S&D Group Vice-President in charge of Economic and Social Policies
- Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, Emerita Consultant, Austrian Institute for Economic Research (WIFO); former member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
- António Vitorino, Lawyer; former President of the Jacques Delors Institute in Paris; former European Commissioner for Justice and Internal Affairs