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YPFP London: Down or Out? What Lies Ahead for the Eurozone in Crisis

November 29, 2011 06:30 pm


Grand Committee Room
House of Commons
SW1A 0AA London
United Kingdom

When: 29 November 2011, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: The House of Commons, Grand Committee Room
This event is open to Members and Supporters

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Event in brief:

If I owe you a pound, I have a problem; but if I owe you a million, the problem is yours. - J.M. Keynes

The geo-political implications of the Eurozone crisis for its members, the rest of the European Union and the remainder of the world is a key issue impacting economic and foreign policy, and our day-to-day lives. Members of our dynamic and distinguished panel will review state solvency and liquidity in the wider context. They will discuss predictions about the future, both for Europe and other countries elsewhere, the implications of the eurozone currency union and the suggestions that it might break up. A lively Q&A will follow what promises to be a topical and interesting debate.

Speaker's Biographies:

Philip Wood QC is Special Global Counsel at Allen & Overy LLP, heading the law firm's Global Law Intelligence Unit. One of the world's leading experts in comparative and cross-border law, by the FT's admission he has earned the moniker of "the father of modern banking law". Philip has written around 18 books, including nine volumes in the series Law and Practice of International Finance published in 2007.He is a visiting professor at the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics and is a Yorke Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge. Recently shortlisted as one of 10 finalists for the FT's most innovative lawyers in 2011, he is currently co-leading a team advising the three banks co-ordinating the private sector involvement in the aid package for Greece.

Alan Wheatley is Global Economics Correspondent at Thomson Reuters. Alan has been with Reuters for over 30 years, during which he has reported from 40 countries. He relocated to London after a six-year stint in Beijing as China Economics Editor, before which he was based in Singapore and Tokyo. As the European Economics Correspondent based in Paris in the 1990s, he had a ring side view of the run-up to the Treaty on European Union and headed up economic reporting from France.  Earlier postings included Frankfurt, where he covered Germany's financial markets and the Bundesbank. He also spent seven years in the United States: in New York he reported on the financial markets, the Latin American debt crisis and landmark events such as the Plaza Accord on the dollar and the 1987 Wall Street crash; in Washington he covered the Treasury, the Federal Reserve and the IMF.

John Redwood is Member of Parliament for Wokingham. He has been in politics since 1973, elected as the youngest ever councillor at the age of 21 in Oxfordshire. He first became MP for Wokingham in 1987. In 1989, he joined the front bench as Parliamentary Under-Secretary in the DTI for Corporate Affairs and has since been involved with various portfolios including, Minister of State in 1990 (where he supervised the liberalisation of the telecoms industry) and Minister for Local Government and Inner Cities. In 1993 he was made a Privy Counsellor and Secretary of State for Wales in the Cabinet. He resigned in 1995 in order to set out the case against the Euro and for lower taxes. Since 2010 he has been the Chairman of the Conservative Parliamentary Economic Affairs Committee.


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