The fate of the eurozone – what kind of Europe can survive the crisis? (29 October 2011)

10.30 am to 4 pm, Saturday 29 October 2011

Room K2.31 (2C), King’s College London, The Strand, London WC2B 2LS – click here for a map

The fate of the eurozone – what kind of Europe can survive the crisis?

The scale of the financial crisis afflicting the countries of the eurozone seems to keep on growing.  And there are mixed signals of any political action that will bring that crisis under control.  Do the European heads of government have a plan in mind?  Or are they still at risk of being overtaken by events?

This conference, organised by Federal Union and the Federal Trust, will look at the causes of the crisis, the economic solutions that might work, and the political strategies that are needed.  What kind of political Europe will emerge from the crisis?

Programme

10.00 – 10.30  :  Coffee and Registration

 10.30 – 12.30 :  Session 1 :  Where are we now?

10.30 – 11.00 :  Opening address by Stephen Haseler

11.00 – 11.30 :  Questions and answers to opening address

11.30 – 12.00 :  ‘Never waste a good crisis’,  John Stevens

12.00 – 12.30 :  Questions and answers

 12.30 – 13.30 :  Lunch

 13.30 – 16.00 :  Session 2 : Where are we going?

13.30 – 14.00 :  ‘Do politicians know what’s needed to save the euro?’, George Irvin

14.00 – 14.30 :  Questions and answers

14.30 – 15.00 :  ‘Global answers to global problems’, John Palmer

15.00 – 15.30 :  Questions and answers

15.30 – 16.00 :  Concluding speech by Lord Maclennan

Speakers:

Stephen Haseler, professor of government at London Metropolitan University and director of the Global Policy Institute

George Irvin, honorary Research Professor, University of London, SOAS

Lord Robert Maclennan, Liberal Democrat peer and member of the European Convention 2003-4

John Palmer, former European editor of The Guardian and founder political director of the European Policy Centre.

John Stevens, former Conservative MEP

Programme correct as at 10 October 2011. The organisers reserve the right to change the programme without notice if circumstances should require.
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