Location: Stockholm University, Frescativägen – auditorium to be confirmed
Date and time: Thursday 9 May, 17:00-18:00
In the immediate runup to May’s EU elections, we are very excited to host a discussion between EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström & Sweden’s EU Minister Hans Dahlgren on the 9th May (Europe Day) at 17:00. The pair – both heavyweights in Swedish and European politics – will cover the prospects for European politics, the upcoming EU elections and precisely what is at stake, affording the audience an insider’s appraisal of the EU’s current situation and prospects.
Cecilia Malmström has been the European Commissioner for Trade since 2014, following another five years as European Commissioner for Home Affairs. The previous four had been spent as Sweden’s EU Minister – the role currently filled by Mr. Dahlgren – and before working as a government minister, the veteran politician had already accumulated seven years of representative experience as an MEP. A polyglot and academic, Malmström completed doctoral research on European regionalism and regional political parties, and a two-year stint as a senior lecturer (a post she reached at the tender age of 30) at the University of Gothenburg, before her move into politics.
Hans Dahlgren is Sweden’s Minister for EU Affairs. Prior to taking on his present cabinet role, he served for five years as State Secretary for International and EU Affairs in Prime Minister Löfven’s Office. Prior to these ministerial positions, Dahlgren worked as a senior diplomat until 2012, including postings as a permanent representative in New York and Geneva; he also spent six years as State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, from 2000-2006. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session, so please come along and take advantage of this rare opportunity to put your EU-related questions to two very senior policymakers
The event is free of charge and open for everyone!
Link to facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/551062408753480/