The debate about Europe goes on: 20 February 2011, 11 am

The fight for the euro and the future of the European Union
Burgtheater, Vienna

The common European currency is in crisis. Mainly, but not only member states at the fringe of the Union are struggling with high public debt rates, which puts the whole concept of the European Union at risk. Which possibilities are there to overcome the crisis? What would be the consequences, on an economic and political level, of a return to a multi-currency regime? Is the EU prepared to deal with the upcoming hurdles? And what can be done to prevent a drifting apart of the member states? These questions will be discussed on 20 February by the panelists:

Viviane Reding, vice president of the European Commission
Josef Pröll, vice chancellor and finance minister of the Republic of Austria
Iveta Radi?ová, prime minister of the Slovak Republic
Dimitris Droutsas, foreign minister of Greece
Dennis J. Snower, president of the Institute for Global Economy in Kiel and professor for theoretical economics at the University of Kiel, Germany

The debate will be in German and English language. Tickets for the debate are available at the Burgtheater box office, by phone at +43 (0)1 514 44 4140, or online at

Debate about Europe now also on TV!
The fight for the euro will be broadcast on the Austrian TV station TW1 on Monday, 21 February 2011 at 10:45 pm and on Tuesday, 22 February 2011 at 6:45 pm.

The series Europa im Diskurs/Debating Europe is a cooperation of ERSTE Foundation, DER STANDARD, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen and Burgtheater. More information is available at