Sonja Puntscher-Riekmann debates the motion that the Eurozone is now safe in an Oxbridge-style debate at the flagship event of the Dahrendorf Forum London on June 24th, 2019.

Debate —‘Oxbridge’ style

After the turmoil and extensive reform of the last decade, the architecture and governance of the Euro have evolved substantially. Yet doubts persist about its resilience and the ability of the EU’s leaders to agree the further reforms needed to strengthen the Eurozone. Some critics even predict its demise. To shed light on this, a debate will be held on the motion: “The eurozone is now safe”

In favour of the motion:

Holger Schmieding, Chief Economist, Berenberg Bank
Sonja Puntscher-Riekmann, Professor of Political Theory and European Politics at University of Salzburg and Director of the Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies
Against the motion:

Anne-Laure Delatte, Deputy Director, CEPII, Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales
Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Co-Chair of the Dahrendorf Forum working group on governance, institutions, and policy