Europe's Emerging Political and Economic Fault Lines:Implications of the European Economic Crisis for Central Europe
You are cordially invited to a discussion with:
Former Prime Minister of Hungary and CSIS Senior Advisor
"Europe's Emerging Political and Economic Fault Lines?: Implications of the European Economic Crisis for Central Europe"
Introduced and Moderated by
Heather A. Conley
Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Europe Program
Friday, December 7, 2012
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
B1 Basement Conference Room
CSIS 1800 K. St. NW, Washington, DC 20006
Please join us for a discussion with former Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai on the political, economic and social impact of the European sovereign debt crisis on Central Europe as well as the region's relationship with Brussels.
The Visegrad countries, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, have been affected by the crisis in dramatically different ways which have challenged regional cohesion. Slovakia is a relatively new member of the euro zone and must pay into bail-out funds for wealthier euro members; Poland has successfully weathered the global economic recession but its economic growth is currently being tested; the Czech Republic has opted out of the fiscal compact treaty; and Hungary's economic situation continues to deteriorate as the country has yet to secure an agreement with the IMF. What are the societal implications of the crisis? What does the debt crisis mean for European youth and the next generation of European leaders? What steps should current leaders on both sides of the Atlantic take to help best resolve the crisis?
Please contact Matthew Melino at MMelino@csis.org to RSVP.
The discussion will be ON the record.