Annual Debates on Current Economic Issues


Thursday 12.01.17


Room E
Dijver, Bruges campus
Dijver 11
8000 Bruges

The Department of European Economic Studies organised the fifth series of annual debates on current economic issues. The debates took place between students enrolled in the European Economic Studies programme and followed a modified “Oxford style”.

For more information, please contact Luca BETTARELLI and Thibault ROY.



Panel of judges

  •  Chair:  Prof. Dr Christian de BOISSIEU, Professor, University Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Former President of the Conseil d’Analyse économique, Paris;
  •  European Economic Studies department Staff

Debates rules


Mock debate 12 January 2017, 14:30-16:00

TOPIC: The Eurozone should have its own budget.

DEBATE CONTEST 19 January 2017, 13:30-15:00

TOPIC: The EU pursues a protectionist trade policy.

DEBATE CONTEST 31 January 2017, 16:00-17:30

TOPIC:  The EU monetary union should have a 'temporary exit' mechanism.

FINAL DEBATE 16 February 2017, 13:30-15:00

TOPIC:  Soft Brexit is in the EU’s interest.

A reception was organised to celebrate the winning team.

Photos of the final debate

Annual Debate.ECO.16 February 2017