Rethinking the governance of the EU and the euro: Hard-earned lessons

The Dahrendorf Forum at LSE IDEAS and the European Institute welcomed George Papaconstantinou and Panicos Demetriades for an evening of reflection and discussion to mark the launch of their latest publications.

Both Papaconstantinou and Demetriades found themselves in the eye of the storm as they managed the fallout from the financial crises in Greece and Cyprus respectively, granting valuable insights into the development of European monetary policy.

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Event recorded 9 December 2019.


After serving in the Greek and European Parliament, Papaconstantinou (@gpapak) was appointed Greece’s Finance Minister in 2009, where he played a key role in negotiating the first Troika bailout. In his book “Whatever it Takes: towards a Post-Crisis Europe” Papaconstantinou debates the future of European policy in the context of current challenges.

Having served as Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus during the country’s bailout in 2013, as well as a member of Governing Council of the European Central Bank, Professor Demetriades (@pdemetriades) addresses the development of the ECB after the Global Financial Crisis and the euro crisis in his book “Central Bank Independence and the Future of the Euro.”

Chair: Iain Begg (@IainBeggLSE) is Academic Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum at LSE IDEAS and professorial research fellow at the European Institute.

The event was co-hosted by the Dahrendorf Forum at LSE IDEAS and the European Institute. 

Dahrendorf Forum (@DahrendorfForum) is a joint initiative between the LSE and the Hertie School of Governance, funded by Stiftung Mercator.

LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is LSE’s foreign policy think tank. We connect academic knowledge of diplomacy and strategy with the people who use it.

The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector.