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Belgrad, 21 September 2012 – Fighting financial crisis: the Eurozone and beyond

21/09/2012
 
Yves Bertoncini, Secretary general of Notre Europe, speaks at the 2nd Belgrade Security Forum on Coping with the crisis: Challenges to democracy and security 20-21 September 2012. His intervention will deal with the theme Fighting financial crisis: the Eurozone and beyond

On

20 – 22 September 2012 Yves Bertoncini, secretary

general of Notre Europe, will participate in the 2nd Belgrade Security Forum on

“Coping with the crisis: Challenges to democracy and security” that

will take place in Hotel Hyatt Regency, Milentija Popovica 6, Belgrade, Serbia.

Mr Bertoncini will participate in the Session 7: Fighting

financial crisis: the Eurozone and beyond, debating following topics:

• The financial crisis spreading across Eurozone countries have emerged

into an urgent problem for policy and decision makers. One of the most

important questions emerged is Can the Eurozone be saved or is it too big to

bail?

• Additional questions that still instigate wider debate are should Europe

move ahead with deeper political integration process or establish rules that

would simulate a “fiscal union?” Is fiscal union the key to resolving the

exposure of the Eurozone to debt crisis?

• Whether introducing Eurobonds and expanding the Eurozone’s bailout fund

would be sufficient and long lasting solution? How to conduct efficiently

Europe-wide bank recapitalization?

• Addressing the Eurozone’s deeper defects cannot be postponed endlessly

therefore is the solution: founding a comprehensive system of economic

governance and enhanced powers for the ECB so that it can act as a lender of

last resort?

• In the longer term, how can radical reforms in capital, product, and

labor markets aimed at boosting competitiveness and restoring growth prospects

in the EU be effectively implemented?

Speakers:


• Almut Moller, Head of Program, Alfred Von

Oppenheim Center for European Policy

Studies, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

• Yves

Bertoncini, Secretary

General, Notre Europe

• Kori

Udovicki, President,

CEVES (TBC)