Europe in a Crisis: How to Maintain Social Cohesion?

Monday, June 21, 2010, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
The Palm Too Restaurant, 840 Second Avenue, New York (Between 44th & 45th St)

The current financial has driven Europe into a severe political turmoil. Challenged by public sector deficits, high unemployment, and slow economic growth, European governments make policy adjustments at the expense of social spending. At stake is not only whether Europe will be able to sustain social cohesion, but also, whether Europe’s global commitments will suffer, for instance preventing a second dip global recession, contributing to the Millennium Development Goals, or combating climate change. To address such topics, FES New York hosted a debate with former and current members of European social democratic governments and with distinguished academics that provided an outlook on Europe´s future position in the world.


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