EU crisis: Another way is possible

07 June 2012 - Event

Speaker(s)

Susan George, Pablo Solón, Pedro Paez

The Transnational Institute (TNI) invites you to a public talk with Susan George (President of TNI and honorary president of ATTAC-France, author of ‘Whose Crisis, Whose Future (Polity Books 2010)’, Pablo Solón (Executive director of Focus on the Global South, former Bolivian Ambassador to the UN) and Pedro Paez (Former Plenipotentiary Ambassador for the Ecuadorian Government on the New International Financial Architecture and Chair of the Ecuadorian Presidential Technical Commission for the design of a New Regional Financial Architecture – Banco del Sur and former and former Minister of Economic Affairs in Ecuador).

 

Felix Meritis (Foyer)

19.00 - 21.00

(with ‘borrel’ afterwards)

Keizersgracht 324 Amsterdam

 

Are more cuts on social spending and deep austerity measures a long term solution to the crisis in the EU? The solutions being proposed for Europe sound all too familiar to those who have lived through Latin American Structural Adjustment Programmes. Latin America is now an inspiring source of innovating thinking on alternative forms of regional integration. What can we learn from Latin America?  What does alternative regional integration mean in practice? What would a new international financial architecture look like? Is it possible to construct a system beyond the dictates of the financial market? Can we think of a way out of the crisis that is good for both people and the planet?

More info, registration and media inquiries: Hilde van der Pas: hildevanderpas@tni.org 020-6626608

Doors open at 18.00h.

This event is organised in the framework of the EU funded project Just Trade (www.just-trade.org). The Project advocates for greater policy coherence between EU development and trade policy, with a view to promote equitable and sustainable development.