Finance Panel: The Greek Crisis and the Broader Lessons for Europe

time and place

Friday 25 November 2016, 08:00–09:15
SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm

Seminar by George Papaconstantinou, the author of the book “Game Over – The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis”

Six years after the Greek crisis erupted, Greece is in its third bailout and still in severe social and economic decline. Former Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou tells the story of this unprecedented period, and prompts a broad discussion on the decisions taken during the crisis and on the direction Europe is headed in today. Were other solutions available? Would Greece and Europe have been better off if the country had left the Euro? Did European and global institutions respond appropriately?
Have they since reformed adequately and are there now safeguards in place to ensure it cannot happen again? These questions and the themes are extremely relevant today as Europe grapples with its continuing economic problems and the rise of populism.

The Finance Panel is a meeting forum for the financial sector, hosted by SNS and the Swedish House of Finance.

The meeting is held in English and is moderated by Pehr Wissén, Swedish House of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics.

Registration and fee

The number of seats is limited. The meeting is open to SNS members* and the press. The fee is SEK 995 + VAT. An invoice will be sent after the meeting. Please find the registration form at the bottom of the page. Cancellations after November 23 or absents will be charged.
* List of SNS members/Information about membership