Past eventDirector's Breakfast BriefingInvitation Only

Eastern Europe: Outlook and prospects

23 April 2010 - 8:00am to 9:15am

Chatham House, London


Thomas Mirow, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development



After the steepest economic decline in 2009 since the beginning of the transition process, Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union are expecting to return to growth this year. But the recovery is expected to be fragile, slow and protracted. Has the region turned from prodigy to problem child? The speaker will examine the reasons why the crisis has affected the region so severely, what lessons need to be learned and why the emerging markets in the East remain vital for Europe's economic prosperity.

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.

For more information please contact Medha Basu.