sovereign debt

sovereign debt

Daniel Cohn-Bendit

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Europe Be it resolved the European experiment has failed... May 25, 2012 | Toronto, Canada In the sweep of human history, the European Union stands out as one of humankind's most ambitious endeavors. It encompasses half a billion people, twenty-seven member states, twenty-three languages and an economy valued at over $15 trillion. Modern Europe's stunning achievements aside, its sovereign debt crisis has shaken the world's largest political and economic union to its core. Can the federal institutions and shared values of Europeans meet the challenges of debt crisis that are as much political as economic? Or, are Europe's current woes indicative of a series of deep structural faults that will doom the European Union to breakup and failure? To promote a far-ranging discussion of an issue of global significance, the Munk Debates convenes four influential Europeans to tackle the resolution: Be it resolved the European experiment has failed. DEBATERS: Pro: Niall Ferguson (Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University) Josef Joffe (Publisher-Editor, Die Zeit) Con: Daniel Cohn-Bendit (Co-President, Greens/Free European Alliance Group, European Parliament) Peter Mandelson (Member, House of Lords (United Kingdom)) Moderated by Rudyard Griffiths (Director, Munk Debates) For more information on this debate, please visit: http://munkdebates.com/debates/europe For more information on the Munk Debates: please visit: http://munkdebates.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/munkdebates | Twitter: @munkdebate [#munkdebate]