These interviews result from a briefing about the Euro crisis for politicians, diplomats, political staffers and public servants that took place at Carleton University on Feb. 9, 2012. The event was supported by the Centre for European Studies (European Union Centre of Excellence) and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
The interviewees were in conversation with Anca Gurzu.
Achim Hurrelmann is Associate Professor of Political Science at Carleton University, Associate Director of Research at the Centre for European Studies and collaborator with the Canada Europe Transatlantic Dialogue. He assesses the economic and political responses to the Euro crisis, as well as the potential impact on European integration.
Patrick Leblond is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa, an advisor to the Canada-Europe Roundtable for Business and CETD collaborator. He discusses how the crisis started, who is to blame and the potential implications for Canada.