On March 27th, between 10h00 and 12h00 CET, Debating Europe and EU40 are hosting a live event in the European Parliament with Jean-Claude Juncker, Eurogroup President and Prime Minister of Luxembourg, and Jean-Claude Trichet, former President of the European Central Bank (ECB). These two men, both of whom were at the heart of the eurozone’s crisis response, will be answering questions on some of the lessons learned from the economic crisis and what steps can be taken to prevent it happening again. What do YOU think were the most important lessons learned? Should Juncker and Trichet have done anything differently? We’ll be putting your questions to both men, and you can click HERE to submit yours.
The Eurogroup, which Jean-Claude Juncker has been president of since 2005, is a meeting of eurozone finance ministers and has been described as the “political control” over the Single Currency. What would you ask Juncker, the current president of this group? And what do you think have been the lessons for eurozone finance ministers from the crisis?
The ECB, which Jean-Claude Trichet was president of until just last year, is the central bank of the eurozone and responsible for its monetary policy. The primary role of the ECB has traditionally been to keep inflation under control and maintain price-stability. However, since the onset of the crisis, the ECB has been under increasing pressure to act as a “lender of last resort” and to play an active part in preventing the default of heavily-indebted member-states. What would you ask its former president, Jean-Claude Trichet?
What do YOU think? Let us know your comments and ideas in the form below, and we’ll put them to our two speakers during the event.