‘Does the Euro have a Future’

Dan O'Brien

Leading Talks has invited once again Mr Dan O’Brien to Malta to give us his thoughts on the future of the Euro. Mr Dan O’Brien is today the Chief Economist of the Institute of International and European Affairs, one of Ireland’s leading think tanks.

With chronically weak economic growth, a fragile financial system and deep divisions among the currency union’s members over fiscal and monetary policy as well on the role and type of growth-enhancing structural reforms, Europe’s 19-member single currency bloc is in deep trouble. Can stronger growth be achieved, can the flaws in the design of the euro be remedied and, ultimately, can the single currency survive over the longer term?

The Euro debate was organized at the Malta Chamber on Thursday 16th April at 9h00 (Registration at 8h30).

Participants in the debate:

Opening Address
Hon Edward Scicluna Minister for Finance

Keynote Speaker
Mr Dan O’Brien Chief Economist, Institute of International & Economic Affairs

Panellists
Mr Michael C Bonello Chairman, Lombard Bank Malta p.l.c
Dr Gordon Cordina Executive Director E-Cubed Consultants

Moderator
Mr Keith Demicoli PBS Newscaster

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