The EU Fiscal Crisis – forcing Eurozone political union in 2011? (25 February 2011)

Graham Bishop

You are invited to attend an event celebrating the launch of the recently published new book “The EU Fiscal Crisis – forcing Eurozone political union in 2011?”, written by Graham Bishop, a leading independent financial analyst who has advised the UK and European Parliaments and a member of the Council of the Federal Trust.

Friday 25 February 2011, 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm, followed by a drinks reception

Mary Sumner House, 24 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3RB (click here for a map)

Programme:

4.00 – 4.30:  Graham Bishop outlines the theses of his new book

4.30 – 4.40:  Commentary by Sir Stephen Wall, former UK Representative to the EU and European adviser to the Prime Minister

4.40 – 5.30:  Question & Answer Session

Chaired by Sir Brian Unwin, former President of the European Investment Bank

In his book Graham Bishop explains some of the interactions of financial markets, economics and politics that are forcing the creation of a genuine Eurozone political union. He argues that if the eurozone does indeed do “whatever is required to ensure the stability of the euro area as a whole”, as affirmed collectively by eurozone leaders in a pre-Christmas statement, then it will survive. The Eurozone will have emerged from the financial crisis as a political federation – loose in some respects, but with tightly centralised economic governance at its heart. The proven commitment to fiscal probity may even make it attractive relative to alternative investments around the world.

For more information about the book, click here.

If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP by email to Ulrike Rüb-Taylor on ulrike.rub@fedtrust.co.uk or by phone on 020 7320 3045.

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