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Europe: pillar of the world economy - or just an appendix?

The world's superpower, the United States, needs a rival to compete with. Europe is potentially the only candidate for this role in the next 20 years, but Professor Norbert Walter argues that Europe's economic weakness relegates it to the position of an appendix.

Professor Walter, chief economist of the Deutsche Bank Group, Frankfurt, will expand on this in a public lecture Europe: pillar of the world economy - or just an appendix? on Thursday 29 January at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Norbert Walter is chief economist of the Deutsche Bank Group, Frankfurt. He is a member of the Committee of 'Wise Men' on the Regulation of the European Securities Markets and, since 2002, a member of the EU's Inter-institutional Monitoring Group for the Securities Markets.

Professor Lord Wallace, LSE, will chair this event.

Europe: pillar of the world economy or just an appendix? is on Thursday 29 January at 6pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

Notes:

This event is jointly organised by the Centre for Economic Performance and the Department of International Relations at LSE.

21 January 2004

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