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Most Surveyed Agree Debt Crisis Will Lead to Breakup of European Union

May 25, 2012

Most Surveyed in Six Countries—Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Greece and Spain—(51%) Agree Europe's Current Debt Crisis is Indicative of Long-Standing Problems that Will Lead to Breakup of European Union. An almost equal average majority (52%) of those surveyed agree that they "support programs and policies aimed at cutting government spending to reduce public debt, instead of stimulating economic growth by increasing government spending".

Eurozone nations want referendums on keeping the Euro

May 24, 2012

More than half (61%) of "decided" voters surveyed want referendums held on whether their country should to stay in the Euro zone. Two thirds (62%) of decided voters would vote to keep the Euro while four in ten (38%) would vote to leave it.

As fears reverberate through financial markets that Greece could leave the euro zone and throw the region—and the world—into economic turmoil, a new IPSOS poll commissioned by the Munk Debate on Europe of citizens in some of the most crucial countries engaged in the debate, debacle and damage control—Greece, Germany France, Italy and Spain—indicates that, on average, a majority (61%) with a decided view would support a national referendum in their country to decide whether they should keep the Euro as their currency and if there was such a referendum, an average of six in ten (62%) of decided citizens would vote to keep the currency.

Has the European experiment failed?

May 7, 2012

In a clear sign that the European debt crisis remains a preoccupation for Canadians, the 2,700 tickets to the semiannual Munk Debate, to be held in Toronto on Friday, May 25th, sold out in under 48 hours.

This must see Munk Debate will convene four big European thinkers to tackle the motion: be it resolved, the European experiment has failed.

Launch of the Ninth Semi-Annual Munk Debate

Apr 12, 2012

With Spain, the fourth largest economy in Europe, teetering on verge of a massive Eurozone and IMF bailout, the Aurea Foundation announced today the resolution and presenters for the ninth semiannual Munk Debate, to be held in Toronto on Friday, May 25th.

To encourage far-ranging discussion of an issue of global significance, the ninth semi-annual Munk Debate will table the motion: be it resolved, the European experiment has failed.

Launch of the Eighth Semi-Annual Munk Debate

Oct 12, 2011

To encourage public debate of an issue critical to every Canadian, the eighth semi-annual Munk Debate will table the motion: be it resolved, North America faces a Japan-style era of high unemployment and slow growth.