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The Netherlands in the euro zone: from optimism to skeptisism?

Former employee of the Dutch Central Bank, André Szasz, concluded that member states were proponents of a monetary union, but they had different unions in mind. France was in favour of solidarity, whilst for Germany solidity was very important. The lack of political decisiveness during the introduction of the euro led to treaty violations by various countries. Wim Kok, former Dutch prime minister, came to the conclusion that the euro was introduced for economic reasons. The necessary political cooperation was missing. To overcome the existing crisis in the Union, further political integration and the transfer of more responsibilities is needed.

The debate was organised by the Montesquieu Institute in cooperation with Dutch newspaper Trouw and took place in the Europe House.



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Prof. André Szasz, Dr Wim Kok
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Prof. André Szasz
A question from the audience
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dhr. Hans Goslinga, dr. Wim Kok, prof.dr. André Szasz.
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More information

For more information on this debate, please consult the Dutch version of this page by clicking on "Nederlands" in the upper right hand corner of this page.