Topical Issues



Palace of the Academies, Brussels

Europe - Topical Issues
Inge Govaere (Sessievoorzitter)

Activiteiten in het kader van de Lentecyclus 

Today, the Union faces great challenges in its relationship to the rest of the world: Brexit and the relations with Russia, Turkey and other neighbours, as well as the as the changing policy of the USA were addressed in the final session. Specific attention was also devoted to the key role of the European Court of Justice.

Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, former President of the European Council, presented his concluding remarks, reflecting on the past, present and future of the EU.

This final session was held in English.




1 Registration 13:30 - 14:00
2 The Key Role of the Court of Justice in European Integration 14:00 - 14:30
Koen Lenaerts, President European Court of Justice (speaker)
3 Brexit 14:30 - 15:00
Francis Jacobs, Former Advocate General European Court of Justice (speaker)
4 The EU and its Neighbours 15:00 - 15:30
Marc Maresceau, UGent, KVAB (speaker)
5 Panel discussion 15:30 - 16:00
Inge Govaere, UGent, KVAB (moderator)
6 Closing Remarks 16:00 - 16:30
Herman Van Rompuy, Former President of the European Council (speaker)
7 Reception 16:30 - 17:30