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Public Lecture: Regional Economic Co-Operation: Ten Years Of Monetary Union In Europe, Evolution And Challenges For Co-Operation In East Asia

At The 5th Asia-Europe Journalists’ Seminar, Held In Conjunction With The 9th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting

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23 May 09 - 23 May 09 Asia-Europe Foundation Asia-Europe Journalists' Seminar Economy



Venue:
Hanoi (Vietnam)

OVERVIEW

This lecture consisted of two presentations titled "The Euro After 10 Years: Achievements, Challenges, And Implications For Asia" and "Regional Co-Operation In East Asia: Evolution And Challenges." The presentations were conducted by Klaus Regling, a leading policy maker, and Hadi Soeastro, a leading economist and keen observer of regional co-operation processes in Asia.

THE ISSUES

- Could the economic and financial crisis lead to a break-up of the euro area?

- Or rather, will it lead to stronger internal co-operation in Europe and accelerate the enlargement of the euro area?

- There was great enthusiasm about the rise of “monetary regionalism” in East Asia, but the developments of these financial initiatives have been slow. Why has this been the case?

- What can the region learn from the European experience?

SPEAKERS

Mr. Klaus Regling, EU-Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and Senior Advisor, European Commission.

Dr. Hadi Soesastro, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia.

MODERATOR

Mr. Philip Bowring, Columnist, International Herald Tribune.

ASEF's contribution is with the financial support of the European Commission.