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The European Union at Crossroads: A Perspective from Germany

October 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location:2017 Dunton Tower
Key Contact:Oleg Schindler
Contact Phone:(613) 520-2600 ext. 1087

The year 2016 is shaping up to be pivotal for Europe and Canadian-European relations. While Europe is faced with the ramifications of the “Brexit” referendum and the unprecedented influx of refugees, Canada and the EU are about to sign a new Strategic Partnership Agreement and a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. In his lecture, Minister of State Michael Roth will assess these developments and challenges from the perspective of the German Federal Government.michael-roth-ces-jmc-lecture-oct-26-2016-page-001Michael Roth is Minister of State for Europe in the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany. In this function, he oversees EU affairs in the German cabinet. He also serves as Commissioner for Franco-German Cooperation. He has been a member of the German Bundestag since 1998, representing the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).

This event is jointly sponsored by the Centre for European Studies (CES) Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ottawa. Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence events are co-funded by a grant from the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.