Should non-euro area countries join the single supervisory mechanism?

Bruegel organizes a conference call to discuss non-euro area countries joining the SSM

Tomorrow, 13thMarch, at 8:30am CET, Bruegel fellows Zsolt Darvas and Guntram Wolff will conduct a telephone press conference call to present their latest paper, called “Should non-euro area countries join the single supervisory mechanism?”

The paper was presented at a hearing on the Danish Parliament on the 26th of February and discusses the pros and cons of joining the SSM. It will be publicly available after the call, but interested journalists can request a copy under embargo to

Brussels correspondents are invited to join in from Bruegel's offices in Rue de la Charité, 33.

Please let us know if you plan to participate by sending an email to

Call in instructions:

  • Ten minutes before 8:30am CET dial the international Access Number +44 (0) 1452 555566 or select your country’s number from the list below.
  • Dial in the Conference ID # 22624603
  • Helpful commands:

*1 - Question - When the call opens up to questions, you can “Raise Your Hand” by pressing *1. You will verbally be prompted to ask your question when it is your turn.

*0 - Operator Assistance
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Participant FreeCall Dial in numbers:
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