The 4th Annual FIIA Day Current Economic Turmoil in Europe and the Future of Euro

Alyson Bailes, Sauli Niinistö Alyson Bailes, Sauli Niinistö
Jean-Dominique Giuliani, Teija Tiilikainen Jean-Dominique Giuliani, Teija Tiilikainen
Sauli Niinistö Sauli Niinistö
Jean-Dominique Giuliani Jean-Dominique Giuliani
Question from the audience Question from the audience
The panelists The panelists

Ti 1.3.2011 klo 15:00-17:00
Wanha Satama Conference Centre, Hall F
Pikku Satamakatu 3-5, Helsinki

The Euro has been widely seen as one of the greatest achievements of the European integration and a corner stone of Europe’s economic stability and prosperity. The global financial and economic turbulence has however highlighted its weaknesses, damaged its credibility and made the currency increasingly unpopular among the Europeans. What does the future hold for the Euro? Will we see a move towards an ever closer or looser economic and monetary union? What are the views of the main architects of the new system in the making?

Opening words: Dr. Teija Tiilikainen, Director, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Keynote Address:
Mr Sauli Niinistö,
Speaker of the Finnish Parliament

German Perspective

Dr. Volker Perthes, Director of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Berlin

French and Brussels Perspective
Dr. Jean-Dominique Giuliani, Chairman, Robert Schuman Foundation

Dr. Alyson Bailes, Visiting Professor, University of Iceland