Greece: The endgame?

Launch of a new paperback published by Rowman & Littlefield International.

Greek Endgame explores in depth both the origins of the Greek debt crisis and the conditions under which the economy might be turned around from its current malaise. Greek debt turned explosive after the 2008 global crisis, through a combination of a fiscal spree and domestic policy complacency, but the unpreparedness and indecision of the European Union intensified the problem of liquidity and a massive bail-out agreement became inevitable. However, the stringencies of the adjustment program led to more recession and unemployment, while social tension and political polarization became entrenched. In 2015, a radical Left party, Syriza, ascended to power on a ticket to end austerity and renegotiate Greece’s debt agreements, but a long-lasting growth and reform agenda is still to be settled upon. This book lays out some key reforms that would allow Greece to return to growth and, at the same time, keep the Euro, an option that still remains a cornerstone for the country’s economic and geopolitical stability.

9
February 2016
Tuesday
13:15-14:30

987

Speakers

Nicos Christodoulakis
Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, former Minister of Finance of Greece
Ansgar Belke
Jean Monnet Chair, University of Duisburg-Essen

Chair

Mikkel Barslund
Research Fellow, CEPS

Greece: The endgame?

Contact: 
9
February 2016
Tuesday
13:15-14:30
Free participation in our meetings is a benefit of CEPS membership. Non-members may be admitted for Euro 50, paid in cash at registration. Representatives of the European institutions & members of the press benefit from free entrance, too. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30 onwards.

987

CEPS Conference room

Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels