Democracy and the eurozone’s fiscal pact: are they compatible? (16 April 2012)

5.30 for 6.00 pm – 8.00pm, followed by a reception, National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE

Throughout this year, the Federal Trust is jointly organising a series of conferences on European economic themes together with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Global Policy Institute.

In the second of these conferences we will be considering the implications of the recently agreed Fiscal Pact for democracy in Europe. Critics of the Pact have claimed that it is essentially anti-democratic in character. The Pact’s supporters have argued that the democratic rights of European voters are protected at both the national and European level. This controversy will be at the centre of our conference on 16 April.

The speakers are as follows:

Professor Vernon Bogdanor, Research Professor, King’s College London

Andreas Krautscheid, Association of German Banks (Bundesverband deutscher Banken)

Brendan Donnelly, Director of the Federal Trust

John Stevens, former MEP, will chair the discussion.

We hope that you will be able to join us – if so, please reply to Alison Sutherland on or telephone 020 7320 3045.

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