LSE-HO-HBA Panel Discussion: Is austerity winning the argument on ‘euro-zone’ recovery? Can the solutions to the crisis also be socially just?

Date Thursday, 30 April 2015
Time 18:30 – 20:00
Venue Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
Chair Professor Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory Director, LSE;  Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies & Professor of European Politics
Opening Speakers Paul Mason, Economics Editor, Channel 4 News
John Milios,  Member of the Central Committee of SYRIZA; Professor of Political Economy, National Technical University of Athens
Holger Schmieding, Chief Economist, Berenberg Bank,
Miranda Xafa
, Senior Scholar, CIGI and Former Member of the IMF Executive Board

The debt crisis has provoked fierce debate over the best solutions for a return to growth on a sustainable basis. Some see ‘austerity’ as a necessary corrective, others feel this incurs unnecessary and profound social pain. Greece is the acute case in these respects: a test for euro-zone strategy and a challenge to political and social cohesion. The panellists addressed these issues from different perspectives, followed by a Q&A session.

New HBA-UK Executive Committee, 29 November 2011

Following the inaugural meeting of the new Executive Committee, the following offices have been allocated unanimously amongst the members of the Executive Committee:

Chairman – Christos Megalou
Vice Chairman – Stratos Chatzigiannis
Treasurer – Vassiliki Campbell
Events Secretary – Effie Geraki
Membership Secretary – Louis Loizou
General Secretary – Georgia Galouzidi
Member – Antonis Ntatzopoulos
Member – Mary-Irene Alexandrakis
Member – George Ercan

Yours Sincerely,

The Executive Committee
Hellenic Bankers Association – UK