Montesquieu Institute: from science to society

Debate: 10 years after the banking crisis - what has actually changed?

Jeroen Dijsselbloem tijdens vergadering eurogroep
Bron: The Council of the European Union

Ten years ago, in September 2008, the banking crisis started. Politicians tried to minimise the damage and turn the tide. Decisions were made without knowledge and consent of representatives and citizens. How important is transparancy in times of crisis? Is transparancy achievable when it comes to complex economical topics that have to be decided about under pressure?

Documentary 'On day eight' looks back at the events of September 2008. What has changed since then?

Jeroen Dijsselbloem (former Minister of Finance and Eurogroup President), Nout Wellink (former President of the Dutch National Bank), Henriëtte Prast (member of the Senate) and Sandra Phlippen (economist and columnist) participated in the debate, which was led by Kees Boonman. The debate took place on Wednesday 5 September 2018.

Please note that this debate was held in Dutch. For further information we kindly refer you to the Dutch version of our website by clicking on 'Nederlands' in the right upper corner of this page.


Democracy in Debate

This event is part of Democracy in Debate, a series of monthly events organized by Filmhuis Den Haag, the Montesquieu Institute, Nieuwspoort and ProDemos.

Democratie in Debat