The Future of the Eurozone with Robert Skidelsky

01 juni 2018
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June 1st, 20.30h, at De Balie, Nobel prize winning economist and political theorist Robert Skidelsky will dive into the economic and political logics of the Eurozone and will search for alternatives. What should be our economic strategy to sustain the future of the Eurozone? Ticket prices range from € 10,- to € 12,50.

Europe, 2009. Following the worldwide financial crisis, Europe suddenly had to face the instability of the Eurozone. That year, Europe realized that Greece was not able to pay its debts. In the years that followed, the crisis escalated with the risk of sovereign debt defaults from European member states such as Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Spain.

The Eurozone was supposed to be a project aiming for European unity and the spread of welfare, but at the same time the Euro turned out to be a project that undermined this specific purpose and goal. It increased mistrust, division and unequal power relations between Northern and Southern European countries. What is the best way out of this crisis? Is there a future of the Eurozone at all? Would a European Parliament for the Eurozone, as Macron and many others put it, be a viable solution?

Together with Nobel prize winning economist and political theorist Robert Skidelsky we dive into the economic and political logics of the Eurozone and will search for alternatives. What can be done to achieve more symmetry between Europe’s creditors and debtors? What should be our economic strategy to sustain the future of the Eurozone?

Robert Skidelsky is a renowned economist, influential political thinker and Professor Emiritus of Political Economy at Warwick University. Skidelsky is the author of a prize-winning biography of John Maynard Keynes. Throughout his life his political views have varied. He has been a member of three political parties: firstly the Labour Party, secondly the Social Democratic Party and finally the Conservative Party.

 

Ticket prices range from €10,- to €12,50.

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