Energy  |  Events  |  04.06.2013

A stable and sustainable finance system for Germany and Europe: what has been achieved and what is still missing?

On the 6th of June the Heinrich Boell Foundation presents the last in a series of panel discussions on the challenges faced by the finance system in light of the current economic crisis. Experts on economics, politics and civil society will discuss the results of previous debates in this series and the way forward in the finance sector in Germany and Europe.

DATE: 4 June 2013
VENUE: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Schumannstr. 8, 10117 Berlin

The financial and debt crises are confronting governments and the finance sector with pressing challenges and questions: what have the finance sector reforms since the onset of the crisis achieved and where do improvements need to be made? How can states prevent unsustainable borrowing and what do banks make of the steps taken thus far to resolve the public debt crisis? Which instruments are facilitating investments in green innovations and are increasing acceptance of sustainable financial investments?

At the invitation of the German Banking Union and the Heinrich Böll Foundation these questions have been discussed with experts from economics, politics and civil society across three panel discussions between February and April of this year. On the 4th of June the results of these debates will be presented and discussed and the next steps on the way to a stable and sustainable finance system in Germany and Europe will be explored. 


  • Dr. Gerhard Schick, MP Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Hüther, Germany Economics Institute
  • Andreas Krautscheid, German Banking Union
  • Ralf Fücks, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Moderator: Ursula Weidenfeld, Tagesspiegel