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Economic governance for people or for the banks? [en]
31 August 2011

Brussels, 12 October 2011



 

Résidence Palace

International Press Centre

Rue de la Loi 155

The Transnational Institute and Corporate Europe Observatory, in cooperation with European Attac Network invite you to a public debate:

ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE FOR PEOPLE OR FOR THE BANKS?

When the financial crisis hit Europe in 2008, governments reacted by bailing out the banks; increasing public debt which in turn contributed to the current sovereign debt crisis. In response, the EU has sought to impose budgetary discipline through the Europact, focusing on cutting government expenses rather than increasing revenues.

Is stronger economic and social policy coordination necessary at EU level? What effect will these measures have on societies within member states? Is austerity really the best way out of the crisis?

Join critical economists and a Commission official to debate these important questions about the future of economic governance in the European Union.

Moderator: Susan George, President of the Board of Transnational Institute (TNI)

The EU response to the crisis: will austerity bring recovery?
- Marco Buti, Director-General of Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission (t.b.c.)
- Andy Storey, University College Dublin, Ireland

Economic governance versus social Europe: what are the progressive alternatives?
- Thomas Coutrot, co-président d’Attac, membre des économistes atterrés (t.b.c.)
- Costas Lapavitsas, School of Oriental and African Studies/Research for Money and Finance, London
- Kenneth Haar, Corporate Europe Observatory

For more information and to register, contact: Julie de los Reyes , Yiorgos Vassalos Julie de los Reyes , Yiorgos Vassalos






 
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