Herman Van Rompuy, former president of the European Council, will hold a lecture for members and guests of the MBA Croatia association.
The lecture will be held on 14th of March 2019., on the premises of the Congress Centre Forum Zagreb as part of the Green Gold Centre (Radnička 50, Zagreb) starting at 18:00 o’clock.
Admission is free for members of the MBA Croatia Association, while the non – members ticket donation is 200.00 kn and it can be purchased through Entrio.hr link:
For non member visitors we have 40 available seats.
After the lecture, we invite all members and guests to our reception.
About the lecture:
„The current economic and geopolitical situation in the EU, the problems faced by companies in the EU,
• future of the “European project” – EU after Brexit, the general economic situation in the EU and its southeastern neighborhood
• Brexit – current state, commenting on new events in relation to the EU and the United Kingdom, providing a European perspective on Brexit and what it means for Croatia and the South East Europe region in general
• the rise of populism – in the context of European and national elections
• general geopolitical situation – EU relations with Russia, the United States, China, Turkey.
About the lecturer:
Herman Van Rompuy, President Emeritus of the European Council and former Prime Minister of Belgium, is now President of the European Policy Centre – one of the leading think tanks of Brussels. He is also a visiting Professor in several universities (SciencesPo Paris, the College of Europe, UCL, KULeuven, Ugent, etc.).
Herman Van Rompuy’s presidency of the EPC follows an impressive career in national and European politics; a former economist at the National Bank of Belgium, he began his political career in 1973 as national vice-president of his party’s youth council, before holding various responsibilities within his party and in the Belgian Parliament and government, serving in turn as Senator (1988-1995), Secretary of State for Finance and Small Businesses (1988), Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Budget (1993-1999), Member of Parliament (1995-2009), Minister of State (2004), and Speaker of the House of Representatives (2007-2008).
At the time of his first appointment as President of the European Council in 2009, he was Prime Minister of Belgium. He was the first full-time President to take office when the Lisbon Treaty came into force. In 2015, King Philippe II of Belgium ennobled Herman Van Rompuy by making him an earl.
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