Managing Sovereign Debt Crisis in Europe - roundtable
European Parliament, Brussels
Date: 1 February 2012, 17:00 - 19:00
Location: Committee Rooms, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University
Since late 2009 the global financial and economic crisis, with its roots in the US sub-prime mortgage crisis, has mutated into a sovereign debt crisis centred on the European Union and its Member States. Concerns regarding the levels of national debt across states and the ability of governments to service these debts have shaken the faith of investors in the Eurozone and raised question marks as to the future sustainability of the Euro.
Although attention has primarily centred on the expanding list of states characterised as the ‘sick man of Europe’ – Greece, Ireland, Portugal and increasingly Italy and Spain – the threat of a mass downgrade of credit ratings threatens the whole of the Eurozone. In response to the crisis, European Member States have introduced a raft of measures designed to safeguard financial stability – notably the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF).
This roundtable brings together speakers from across Wales, the UK and Europe to explore the implications of these challenges for the future of Europe, the UK and Wales and the potential strategic options that UK and Welsh governments face in the future.
The roundtable marks the second event in the ‘Reforming European Economic Governance: Implications for the United Kingdom and Wales’ series sponsored by the European Commission and the Cardiff School of European Languages, Translation and Politics at Cardiff University, organised in association with the Learned Society of Wales. The series draws together speakers from across Wales, the UK and Europe to discuss key issues related to the future of economic governance within Europe in four roundtables and a half-day conference in May 2012.
Professor Kenneth Dyson, Cardiff School of European Languages, Translation and Politics, Cardiff University (Chair)
Christian Krappitz, European Commission
Graham Bishop, Graham Bishop Associates
Professor Martin Bull, University of Salford
Registration & travel information
Space is limited so please register early as places will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Please e-mail to register by 27th January 2012- firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about the roundtable please contact Ian Stafford.
The Glamorgan Building is located in the Civic Centre in Cardiff.