Euro 50 Group

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Group.png Euro 50 Group
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FounderEdmond Alphandéry
HeadquartersBrussels, Belgium
Membership• Edmond Alphandéry
• Richard Portes
• Guillermo de la Dehesa
• Philip Lane
• Vladimír Dlouhý
• Luigi Spaventa
• Ángel Ubide
• Debora Revoltella
• Franz Nauschnigg
• Niels Thygesen
• Hans Tson Söderström
• Daniel Gros
• Sylvie Goulard
• André Sapir
• Olivier Garnier
• Louka Katseli
• Debora Revoltella
Media-shy group of economic decision-makers and experts.


The Euro 50 Group is an informal and very media-shy forum for leading European experts in the field of monetary policy of the European Central Bank. The members include politicians, former and present central bank leaders, bank directors, representatives of financial corporations, associations and institutions as well as scientists and journalists, who meet twice a year to exchange views. These conferences are known as the "Euro50 Roundtable" or "Annual Breakfast Seminar".


At least one of the meeting was in Washington DC, where Alan Greenspan held a speech.[1] In a meeting in Tokyo, the Japanese Central Bank Governor Toshihiko Fukui spoke to the Euro 50 Roundtable.[2], and a few other meetings around the world are known. Other meetings are in places such as Bali, Indonesia[3], meaning the Group gets significant funding from unknown sources.


The group does not publish a presentation and does not have its own website, but apparently has its own Steering Committee. According to the few publicly available sources of information, the following members are known:

The founder is Edmond Alphandéry, a former Minister of the Economy of France and business CEO.[4]

Richard Portes is a member of the Steering Committee. He is a Professor at the London Business School and "Directeur d'Etudes" at the "Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales"; before that he taught at several elite universities, and is founder and President of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Luigi Spaventa is a member of the steering committee[5],as is Ángel Ubide[6] and Niels Thygesen[7]

Guillermo de la Dehesa is a member[8]. He is Third vice-chairman und non-executive director of the Spanish Banco Santander and International Advisor of Goldman Sachs.

Philip Lane, Professor of Political Economy at Trinity College, Dublin


Known members

6 of the 16 of the members already have pages here:

Guillermo de la DehesaPolitician, then Goldman Sachs/International Advisors, Group of Thirty, Double Bilderberg
Sylvie GoulardFrench politician who attended the 2016 Bilderberg. Deputy Governor of the Bank of France since 2018
Louka KatseliGreek economist and central banker who attended the 1984 Bilderberg aged 32.
Philip LaneGovernor of the Central Bank of Ireland. Since 2019 Chief Economist at the European Central Bank
Luigi SpaventaSingle Bilderberger Italian politician
Niels ThygesenDanish academic, member of the Delors committee who attended the 1988 Bilderberg when he was member of the Executive Committee of the Trilateral Commission.