is Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) in London. His books include "Europe’s Deadlock: How the Euro Crisis Could Be Solved – And Why It Won’t Happen".
The president of the European Central Bank has a tough balancing act to pull off – do too little and the common currency will fall apart; too much, and European policy-makers won’t take steps necessary to strengthen it.
European Encounters (#EuropeCounts), supported by Stiftung Mercator (2017-18), aims at contributing toward building a European public. Europeans from different ends and spheres of the continent exchange views on topics relevant to the whole EU. It’s time to make discussions truly European.
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