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Challenges for Germany in Europe - LSE launches European Series of lectures with speech by prime minister of Saxony

Professor Dr Georg Milbradt, prime minister of Saxony, will give the first in a series of public lectures at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Monday 3 October. He will speak on the challenges for Germany in Europe.

The event is the first in a series of LSE European Series public lectures to mark the UK's EU presidency. The series is hosted by the European Institute at LSE and features searching contributions from leading thinkers and policy-makers. Issues explored over the coming months include: What is the purpose of the EU and where should its borders lie? Can the EU reform its 'social model' and compete on a global scale? Has monetary union become an economic straitjacket? And can the EU deliver on its G8 and UN commitments to the developing world?

Germany is Europe's biggest economy and the world's foremost exporting country, but its welfare state has run into considerable difficulties over the last decade. Professor Dr Georg Milbradt, prime minister of eastern Germany's most dynamic and successful state, will discuss the challenges for Germany, and suggest ways of overcoming Germany's problems and restoring the country to its role as the 'economic locomotive' in Europe.

Prof. Milbradt, an economist by training, was Saxony's finance minister for over ten years before becoming prime minister of Saxony in April 2002. He was named Minister-President of the Year in 2004 for his outstanding work on behalf of his state.

Dr Willem Buiter, LSE, will chair this event.

Challenges for Germany in Europe is on Monday 3 October at 5pm in the Shaw Library, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required.

Tickets for this event have now all been allocated See Challenges for Germany in Europe| for details of the returns queue that will be in operation on the night

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  • Members of the public: Tickets for this event have now all been allocated See Challenges for Germany in Europe for details of the returns queue that will be in operation on the night
  • Press: To request a press ticket, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk Please note, tickets for this event are extremely limited and will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

26 September 2005

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