Past eventInvitation OnlyNominees Breakfast Briefing

Will the Euro Area Survive the Strains of the Global Financial Crisis?

1 May 2009 - 8:00am to 9:15pm

Chatham House, London


Max Watson, Associate Fellow, International Economics Programme, Chatham House



The euro area has protected its members from currency crises during the current global turmoil. However, several of its members now face major challenges in reducing large external deficits amid rising levels of public debt. How will EMU stand up to the resulting stresses, and what could be their political repercussions?

This event is strictly by invitation only.

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.