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Is a Two-Speed Europe Sustainable in the Long-term?

18 October 2011 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Chatham House, London


Stephen King, Group Chief Economist, HSBC Bank Plc
John Jungclaussen, London Correspondent, Die Zeit
Paola Subacchi, Research Director, International Economics, Chatham House
Petros Fassoulas, European Movement UK
Chair: Stephanie Flanders, Economics Editor, BBC



  • What is the legacy of the eurozone sovereign debt crisis and which countries are forecast to rebound? 
  • Are the current strains between the weaker and stronger eurozone economies sustainable in the long-term? 
  • Will the crisis be used to achieve long-standing market reforms where they are needed, particularly in the southern EU states? 
  • What kind of arrangements for the euro will Germany want and what will the EU accept? 
  • How will a two-speed Europe affect the UK's interests and role in the EU?