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Dienstag, 4. September 2018, 09:00 - 12:30, Brussels

R.I.P. Lehman Brothers! Have we learned any lessons?

European Parliament, ASP 1G2 04 September 2018, 09.00 - 12.30


Hosted by MEPs Matt Carthy, Martin Schirdewan, Paloma Lopez, Dimitrios Papadimoulis and Miguel Viegas.



09.00 - 09.15:  Opening by Gabi Zimmer, president of GUE/NGL group

09.15 - 10.45: Have we learned the lessons of the crash?

The aimof this session is to give an overview of what happened in the US and EU and what lessons if any can be learned and to shed light on the latest deregulatory trends in the US and in the EU (repeal of Dodd Frank, STS, CRR/CRD, investment firms package)

Chair: Dimitrios Papadimoulis (SYRIZA), Vice-president of the European Parliament and GUE/NGL ECON Member 


•       Marcus Stanley, Policy Director at Americans for Financial Reform USA 

•       Christian Stiefmüller, Senior Research and Advocacy Advisor at Finance Watch 

10.45 - 12.15:  How do we avoid a new financial crisis?

This session will focus on current global economic trends (debt, trade, monetary policy etc) and on key factors that make a next financial crisis very likely. Furthermore we will discuss possible alternatives to current mainstream policy.

Chair:Marisa Matias (Bloco de Esquerda), GUE/NGL ECON Member 


•       Steve Keen, Professor at Kingston University London

12.15–12.30:   Conclusions by Miguel Viegas (Partido Comunista Português), MEP and GUE/NGL ECON coordinator

For more information please contact:

Konföderale Fraktion der Vereinten Europäischen Linken/Nordische Grüne Linke (GUE/NGL)