EU & ME: Commemorating 25 Years of the Maastricht Treaty
Last Friday, 9 December 2016, leading politicians, scholars and interested parties followed the invitation of the municipality of Maastricht to attend the 25th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty. Among the many speakers to attend, the city was not only honoured to welcome President of the European Commission Jean- Claude Juncker, President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz but also the Dutch Minister of Finance and President of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem as well as Herman van Rompuy, former President of the European Council.
During the event, several MCEL and CERiM members were given the opportunity to reflect on the past and the future of the EU. As one of the panelists during the second round of discussion, Prof. Bruno de Witte reflected on current shortcomings and challenges for the future of the EU, while Matteo Bonelli and CERiM member Marie-Therèse Gold interacted with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and Dutch Minister of Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem.