Bringing Europe's Leaders Together

Fireside Chat with Mario Monti
19 January 2015, London

In January 2015, the Club of Three hosted a private dinner and discussion with former Italian Prime Minister, Mario Monti. Professor Monti, an eminent economist who was responsible for tackling Italy’s debt crisis during his tenure as prime minister, led the discussions which focused on the economic challenges faced by the Eurozone and the EU referendum in Britain.

Around thirty senior figures from politics, business and the media gathered at London’s Brooks’s Club. This meeting occurred at a critical time for the Eurozone, coinciding with the European Central Bank’s decision on quantitative easing and the Greek general elections that brought Syriza to power.

Participants included Edmond Alphandéry (Chairman of the Euro 50 Group); Sylvie Bermann (French Ambassador to the UK); Dan Fitz (BT Group General Counsel & Company Secretary); Luc Frieden (Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank Group and former Finance Minister of Luxembourg); Jean-Claude Trichet (Chairman, Trilateral Commission and former President of the European Central Bank); Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea (President, Institute for Strategic Dialogue)