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

Chatham House, London

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Participants

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

Overview

  • 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?