Engagement | event

Event Organiser

Edinburgh University European Union Society

Event Title

Priorities of the Netherlands EU Presidency

Date

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Location

Conference Room | Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
The University of Edinburgh

Speakers

His Excellency Mr Simon Smits
Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Court of St James’s

Louise Wylie | Co-Chair
European Union Society President

Anthony Salamone | Co-Chair
European Union Society Honorary President

Description

The Netherlands holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union from January to June 2016. The country has also played a crucial role in the UK’s renegotiation of its EU membership. It has been the custom for several years that the ambassador of the country’s mission in London make a visit to Scotland during the course of the presidency. As part of this visit, Ambassador Smits will speak to the European Union Society.

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