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The Euro Crisis

February 9, 2012 at 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Location:Senate Room, 608 Robertson Hall

“The Euro Crisis: How is all started and where it might lead”

Briefing for Politicians, Diplomats, Political Staffers, and Public Servants

Registration is required to attend the event

The Centre for European Studies and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung is pleased to present: The Euro Crisis: How it Started and Where it Might Lead.

The European financial crisis took a dramatic turn for the worse in late 2011. Government borrowing costs in the Eurozone skyrocketed, elected governments in Greece and Italy collapsed, and various EU summits failed to contain the crisis. There is increasing fear that the crisis might end up affecting Canada as well. This briefing describes the background of the crisis, explains the rescue plans devised by European governments and assesses the implications of the crisis for European integration more generally.


  • Joan DeBardeleben, Centre for European Studies, Carleton University


  • Patrick Leblond is a professor with the Graduate School of International and Public Affairs at the University of Ottawa, and will speak on why the euro crisis is happening and what is it all about.
  • Achim Hurrelmann is professor of Political Science at Carleton University and will reflect on how the European Union responded to the crisis, and what their response tells us about European integration.

Discussion will follow, moderated by Joan DeBardeleben

* Light refreshments will be provided

The event is supported, in part, by a grant from the European Commission, for more information contact or 613 520-2600, ext. 1087