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Calgary – The Future of the Eurozone: Risk and Opportunity

Calgary – The Future of the Eurozone: Risk and Opportunity

The Future of the Eurozone: Risk and Opportunity

June 24, 2014 – 12:00-1:30 pm

Calgary Centre – University of
120, 333 5 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3B6
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Lunch provided, Free Admission


With a fragile economic recovery underway, what are the prospects ahead for eurozone stability? This question matters for Canada:  the Euro area represents the second largest economy in the world and the European Union is Canada’s second most important trading partner after the United States, with nearly 10 percent of exports destined for this market. Canadian investment in the EU totals over 142 billion euros. In the wake of the 2014 European Parliament elections and with a new incoming European Commission President later this year, this panel discussion examines whether recent reforms of economic governance in the EU go far enough to provide a basis for stability and growth and how new sources of political risk may affect this.


Distinguished Speakers:

• Dr. Adriaan Schout
Senior Research Fellow and Coordinator Europe at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’.

• Professor Kurt Huebner
Chair for German and European Studies, Director at the Institute for European Studies, University of British

• Dr. Lori Thorlakson
Director of EU Centre of Excellence, University of Alberta and Jean Monnet Chair at the Department of Political Science