Commentary: AKK’s rise – France, euro repercussions
By David Marsh in London
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the new leader of Germany’s principal governing party, faces a complex struggle to impose her will on her fractious Christian Democratic Union. She will pursue a more conservative path in key areas compared with still-Chancellor Angela Merkel. This has consequences for policies to stabilise the euro. ‘AKK’ is a long-time Merkel ally and, more recently, her designated successor. How well she masters her shorter-term tasks will have a crucial bearing on whether, when and how she takes over the chancellorship.
Read the full commentary on the website.
Meeting: City Lecture with Vítor Constâncio
Wednesday 23 January 2019, London, 14:30 GMT
OMFIF organises a City Lecture with Vítor Constâncio, vice-president of the European Central Bank between June 2010-May 2018.
The lecture focuses on developments in the euro area and the steps needed to strengthen and reinforce the framework of European economic and monetary union.
Request to attend the meeting.