Edition 2012

The impact of the Eurozone crisis on Turkey, Italy and the Mediterranean


The Eurozone crisis has impacted deeply upon Italy, southern Europe and the European Union as a whole. Surrounding regions have also not been immune to the crisis. The southern Mediterranean countries, whose economic problems contributed to the Arab spring, now struggle to recover in view of their dependence on Europe. Turkey instead, has  maintained high levels of growth, but beneath the surface, its interdependence with the EU also casts shadows over its economic future.


What precisely has been the impact of the crisis on Italy, Turkey and the Mediterranean and what are the prospects for turning the interdependence between the three into a force for the recovery of the wider Europe space?


The Italian Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata and his Turkish counterpart Minister H.E. Mr. Ahmet Davutoglu will be attending the Forum and debating on the Turkey and EU: Turkish and Italian Perspectives.