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The Eurocrisis and Opportunities for further EU Integration



Rudi Veestraeten, the Consulate General of Belgium in Los Angeles

Date and Time

January 17, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM



Open to the public.

RSVP required by 5PM January 13.


Okimoto Conference RoomEncina Hall, 3rd floor, east wing 616 Serra St. Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305

During the past few years, the European Union has experienced one of the most difficult periods in its now sixty-year long process of unification. To fight the current eurocrisis, the EU has taken further steps toward integration that seemed unthinkable just a few years ago. In this seminar, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities the crisis offers for more European unification.

Ambassador Veestraeten has been the Belgian Consul General in Los Angeles since September 2012. Prior to his arrival in California he was Belgian Ambassador to Thailand. He has also held positions at the Belgian Embassies in Nigeria, Bulgaria, Kenya and Washington DC. Amb. Veestraeten holds a degree in Romance Literature from KU Leuven.

This event is part of The Europe Center's series on the "European and Global Economic Crisis."