The Politics of the Euro Crisis from a German Perspective
Please join AICGS on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 4:30pm for a conversation with Almut Möller, Director of the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations. Ms. Möller will discuss “The Politics of the Euro Crisis from a German Perspective.”
Commentators have long focused on Europe’s shortcomings in fighting the impact of the global financial, debt, and economic crises. Now, core EU countries under the pressure of the crises embarked on a risky way to save the euro currency: by re-inventing the notion of what it means to be a member of the Union. The government of Chancellor Merkel is committed to move ahead with the core of Eurozone countries towards a more integrated economic and monetary area. It will be a messy process in both political and financial terms, and it is far from certain what the new “core Europe” will look like in the end. But what has started in 2011 is certainly the end of the EU-27 as we know it. Will the Union disintegrate, especially with the UK drifting ever more apart, or is this the leap forward to rescue it? Berlin continues to be at the core of the politics of the euro crisis. Will Angela Merkel manage to build the new “Eurozone Union” while fighting the battle for the Bundestag in the 2013 German federal elections at home?”
Almut Möller is a political analyst on European integration and European foreign and security policy and the Director of the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin. Prior to joining DGAP in 2010, Ms. Möller lived as an independent analyst in London, where among other activities she co-edited “Bound to Cooperate: Europe and the Middle East” (2008). From 2002-2008 she was a researcher at the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, working on questions of institutional reform, enlargement, and Euro-Mediterranean cooperation. She was a DAAD/AICGS Fellow in 2008 and continues to be a Non-Resident Fellow at the Institute.
This discussion will take place at the R.G. Livingston Conference Room at AICGS, 1755 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 700. Coffee will be served.
Please RSVP by Thursday, November 8 by clicking on the Register link above.