The eurozone crisis brought to the fore the political and cultural tensions between the countries sharing Europe's single currency. With the recent electoral success of SYRIZA, the possibility of Greece's withdrawal from the eurozone is once again on the agenda. Later this year, Spain and Portugal will also be holding their elections, and Spain's own anti-austerity party surged in popularity after SYRIZA's victory. Against this backdrop YPFP London will examine the future of the eurozone: is it a failed experiment that will ultimately disintegrate or should there be further reform to ensure its survival?
YPFP London invites you to join a timely debate with:
Sony Kapoor, Managing Director of Re-Define
Sony leads Re-Define, an international think tank that advises multilateral organizations, investors, central banks, and European and emerging economies on economic and financial policy. An ex-investment banker, Sony was the first chairman of the Stakeholder Group at the European Banking Authority. He has been a visiting scholar at the IMF, has advised the World Bank and the EU, and has worked as a strategy adviser to Norway’s government. Sony helped co-found the International Tax Justice Network, Europeans for Financial Reform and Finance Watch, and launched the inter-governmental Illicit Finance Task Force in 2007. He has been elected a Young European Leader by Europanova and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Follow Sony on Twitter @SonyKapoor
Raoul Ruparel, Head of Economic Research, Open Europe
Raoul has led Open Europe's research into the eurozone crisis, helping to advise governments and corporations on how to deal with the crisis as well as potential institutional and regulatory responses. He has also worked extensively on issues relating to EU trade and economic prosperity, as well as the economic impacts of hot political topics such as migration. Raoul is also a contributing author for Forbes, where he writes on EU issues, the Eurozone crisis, central banking and macroeconomics. He is a frequent contributor to broadcast and print media including, CNBC; Bloomberg; BBC; Sky as well as FT, WSJ and the Times. Prior to joining Open Europe, Raoul gained work experience at financial firm Habibbank AG Zurich.
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Due to unforeseen circumstance, Mats Persson, Director of Open Europe is no longer able to join us. Follow Mats on Twitter @MatsJPersson
Olaf Storbeck, Germany Columnist at Reuters Breakingviews and former International Economics Correspondent of Handelsblatt
At Reuters Breakingviews, Olaf's expertise covers Germany, the Eurozone and economics. Before joining Breakingviews in November 2012, he was with Handelsblatt, Germany’s leading business and financial daily, for twelve years. In 2005, he devised a new section on current economic research for Handelsblatt. In December 2012, he received the Friedwart Bruckhaus Award by Germany’s Hanns Martin Schleyer-Stiftung for his coverage on the financial crisis and economic policy. He was also awarded the Comdirect Finanzblog Award 2013 for his blog “Economics Intelligence”.
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The discussion will be followed by a drinks and networking reception, kindly hosted by Allen & Overy LLP Global Law Intelligence Unit.
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