The Crisis in the Eurozone: the Implications for Britain

5 March 2013 0:00 - 5 March 2013 11:30 Add to Calendar 5-03-2013 00:00:00 5-03-2013 11:30:00 36 The Crisis in the Eurozone: the Implications for Britain DD/MM/YYYY

Joint Seminar with the Institute of European Studies and the Senior European Experts

The crisis in the eurozone has widely been seen in the UK as a major cause of the slow down in the British economy. But its implications go wider than that. Will the eurozone countries adopt policies and develop a structure that will push Britain to the margins, economically and politically in the EU? Will UK financial services, 75 per cent of the sector in the EU, be threatened by the banking union? Or has the worst of the eurozone crisis passed and Britain stands to benefit from a reviving eurozone economy.

The Panel

Graham Bishop 93X141Graham Bishop, renowned for his vision, and the courage to propose radical ideas, yet ground them in a mastery of the technical details of the financial system to the extent that he has even been referred to as a one-man think tank. His influence at the meeting point of politics, economics and finance has built up since the early 1990s, when he pointed out to the Maastricht Treaty negotiators that government debt would have a fundamentally different quality in a common currency. He went on to play a key role in designing the changeover to the euro, both of national currencies and of Europe’s capital markets.


John Cooke Pic 101X87John Cooke:  John Cooke is an international economic relations consultant. Among other activities he is European Co-Chairman of the Financial Leaders Working Group. He is a member of the Senior European Experts, the Council of the Federal Trust and of the Advisory Council of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE). His earlier career was with the UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) where he was Adviser on Trade Policy and Chairman of the OECD Trade Committee.


The panel will be chaired by Professor John Drew

John Drew 3 120X160px V Variation 1Professor John Drew, Director of the Institute of Contemporary European Studies will chair the panel.

A former UK diplomat in Paris, Kuwait and Bucharest, John has held the positions of Director of International Corporate Affairs at Rank Xerox and Director of European Affairs at Touche Ross International. He has been the Representative of the European Commission in the UK and is the Director of the Institute of Contemporary European Studies at Regents College London.


Please note places are strictly limited to allow greater participation in the discussion, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register here to reserve your place.  Please register by Wednesday 27th February, 5pm.

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This event is supported by the European Commission Representation in the UK.

The Institute of Contemporary European Studies and the Senior European Experts

The Institute of Contemporary European Studies at the European Business School London, Regent’s College, seeks to build on the existing pool of research, expertise and contacts within the European Business School International group (EBSI) in order to contribute to the debate on European affairs through its Annual Review, Contemporary Europe, and its Occasional Paper series.

The Senior European Experts is an independent body consisting of former high-ranking British diplomats and civil servants, including several former UK ambassadors to the EU and other former officials of the institutions of the EU. They prepare briefing papers on current EU topics for opinion-formers.

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