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Nigel Farage vs. Bernard Kouchner on the future of the euro

Yesterday we had UKIP Leader Nigel Farage MEP debating the future of the Eurozone and EU with Bernard Kouchner (French Minister for Foreign and European Affairs 2007-2010, and founder of Médecins Sans Frontières).

Neither man was going to agree with one another, but their discussion generated light as well as heat and an audience of international investors certainly got a 360 degree view of Europe’s current crisis, and the EU’s strengths and weaknesses.

Both men agreed that a deal more can-kicking was more likely than a decisive resolution to the sovereign debt crisis. But the danger of the can-kicking-down-road metaphor, as commentators are increasingly observing, is that eventually you run out of road. Here’s the most recent (17 September) Economist leader on the subject: “The euro has reached the point where nobody is going to get what they want – something that needs to be spelled out to the Germans more than anybody … For the ECB to stand behind the less prudent nations may be unwelcome to Germans; but letting the euro fall to bits is much, much worse”.

To find out more about Bernard Kouchner, or to book him as a speaker for your conference or event, please contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk at leo@chartwellspeakers.com or call 0044 (0) 20 7792 8000.

 

Bernard Kouchner delivers powerful arguments at the IQ2 Debate

Great to see Bernard Kouchner in fine fettle whilst opposing the motion “The War on Terror was the right response to 9/11” at Intelligence Squared (IQ2 debate) on Tuesday. The former French Foreign Minister and veteran humanitarian may have strayed over his allotted time slot, but his charm, charisma and powerful arguing earned him the audience’s forgiveness.

To find out more about Bernard Kouchner, or to book him as a speaker for your conference or event, please contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk at leo@chartwellspeakers.com or call 0044 (0) 20 7792 8000.

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