The authors reflect on the future of Europe.

Rethinking the Governance of the EU and the Euro

Rethinking the Governance of the EU and the Euro.

On Monday 9 December, The Dahrendorf Forum and the European Institute at London School of Economics hosted an event to celebrate the latest publications of George Papaconstantinou and Panicos Demetriades with Agenda Publishing. Chaired by Iain Begg, the event took place in the Old Theatre at LSE.

George Papaconstantinou´s book is entitled “Whatever it takes: the battle for  post-crisis Europe”. Having served in the Greek and European Parliament, and held the offices of Finance Minister and Environment, Energy and Climate Change Minister of Greece, Papaconstantinou has a unique insight into the Greek financial crisis and European policy. His book considers the future of post-crisis Europe and analyses the struggle that Europe now faces in considering  its own identity; the principles, values, and rules that form its very soul.

Panicos Demetriades is a former Governor of the Central Bank of Europe, and a former member of the European Central Bank Governing Council. Employing his deep understanding of the foundations of European monetary systems, his book, “Central Bank Independence and the Future of the Euro” examines the role of the European Central Banks in and after the global financial crisis. The book considers the effect these tumultuous times may have on the euro, and emphasises the importance of stability for the currency.

After the presentations,Professor Begg and the authors reflected on European monetary policy and current affairs, and a lively Q&A session subsequently ensued. The Dahrendorf Forum and our colleagues at the European Institute were delighted to welcome two such esteemed and engaging experts to the LSE and, for those who could not attend, we encourage you to listen to the podcast which will be available shortly.

Listen to the podcast on the LSE website here.