Expert conference

The Future of the EURO – Challenges of the financial stability

The conference is organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Institute for Democracy Societas Civilis in cooperation with the German-Macedonian Business Organization and the European Business Association.

Details

State officials and experts in the field of finance and economy in Macedonia and the region will discuss their views on the challenges and perspectives of the country’s economy in 2012 with a retrospective on a decade after the introduction of a common currency in Europe and challenges of the financial stability, offering space for a wider public debate. The event also serves the purpose to present the new issue of our political quarterly "Political Thought", which is dedicated to these topics.

PROGRAMME

9:45-10:00 Registration of participants

10:00-10:15 WELCOMING ADDRESS:

Anja CZYMMECK, official representative, Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Vladimir MISEV, President of the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis”

Michael SCHMIDT, Director of the German Chamber of Commerce in the Republic of Macedonia and Chairman of the managing Board of German-Macedonian Business Association

Aleksandra NAKJEVA RUZIN, President of the European Business Association

10:15–10:30 CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES FOR THE MACEDONIAN ECONOMY IN 2012

Vladimir PESHEVSKI, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Economic Affairs (tbc)

10:30–10:50 A DECADE AFTER THE INTRODUCTION OF A COMMON CURRENCY IN EUROPE

H.E. Gudrun Elisabeth STEINACKER, Ambassador of Germany in the Republic of Macedonia

Lukas MELKA, Head of Operations 1: Economic and Finance at the Delegation of the European Union

10:50–12:30 THE FUTURE OF THE EURO–CHALLENGES FOR FINANCIAL STABILITY

Moderator: Dimitar Ristovski, European Business Association

Maja KADIEVSKA VOJNOVIK, Vice-governor of the National Bank

Gligor BISHEV, Chief Executive Officer of Stopanska Banka

Thomas TIMME, General Manager of Commerzbank in Serbia

Abdulmenaf BEXHETI, Professor at the South East European University in Tetovo

DISCUSSION

12:30-13:30 LUNCH

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Venue

Hotel Aleksandar Palace