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Analysis Brief

Italy and the Future of the Eurozone

Author: Christopher Alessi

New Prime Minister Mario Monti faces the daunting task of reining in Italy's high public debt. Analysts say he will have to tackle fiscal irresponsibility to rebuild market confidence and prevent the eurozone's third largest economy from defaulting.

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The Future of the Eurozone

Speakers: Thomas Philippon and Benn Steil
Presider: Frank Brosens

Experts reflect on the effects of the economic turmoil in Greece and Italy on the Eurozone and discuss the political dimension in resolving the crisis.

This symposium is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and is made possible through the generous support of Stephen C. Freidheim.

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Interview

Calling for an EU Federal Budget

Jacques Attali interviewed by Christopher Alessi

The European sovereign debt crisis is compounded by a faltering U.S. economy, making the implementation of an EU-wide federal budget and coordination of nation-state budgets necessary to preserve the single currency, says economist Jacques Attali.

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A 'Deepening' European Union

Iain Begg interviewed by Christopher Alessi

Though Standard and Poor's ranks Greece as the world's lowest-rated economy, calling into question the eurozone's future, economist Iain Begg says the debt crisis will paradoxically have the effect of deepening EU integration.

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EU's Rehn backs Christine Lagarde for IMF Chief

Speaker: Olli Rehn

European Union Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Olli Rehn says French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde "would make a very good managing director of the IMF for the whole world, not only for Europe." "The European Union and its member states see that Christine Lagarde, the finance minister of France, has very strong professional qualifications and has earned the respect of her peers as the chairperson of the G20," Rehn said.

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Debt, Governance, and Growth: A Eurozone Perspective

Speaker: Olli Rehn
Presider: Steven L. Rattner

Olli Rehn, commissioner for economic and monetary affairs for the European Union (EU), details the steps the EU is taking for comprehensive economic repair, and states that the EU is maintaining its momentum of growth.

This meeting was part of the C. Peter McColough series on International Economics.

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Debt, Governance, and Growth: A Eurozone Perspective (Audio)

Speaker: Olli Rehn
Presider: Steven L. Rattner

Olli Rehn, commissioner for economic and monetary affairs for the European Union (EU), details the steps the EU is taking for comprehensive economic repair, and states that the EU is maintaining its momentum of growth.

This meeting was part of the C. Peter McColough series on International Economics.

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