Europe and the EU
Who will become the new allies of the Netherlands?
This public debate was organised by the Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV), the Netherlands Society for International Affairs (NGIZ), and the Clingendael Institute. The photo series of this event can be viewed here.
Topic of this debate was 'The European Union after Brexit. Who will become the new allies of the Netherlands?', following the publication of a recent report (in Dutch) by the AIV on 'Coalition-building after Brexit. Alliances for a European Union that modernises and protects'. The report was commissioned by the Dutch House of Representatives to inform the discussion on how the Netherlands should adapt to a post-Brexit EU.
The key recommendations of the advice can be found in this recent opinion-piece by Monika Sie Dhian Ho and Luuk van Middelaar, and in Clingendael Spectator: "Trilogy: shifting EU coalitions post-Brexit".
Welcome and registration
Opening and welcome by Tom de Bruijn, vice-chair Supervisory Board of the Clingendael Institute
Presentation AIV-report by Luuk van Middelaar, member of the AIV, professor European Law-Leiden University, and columnist NRC Handelsblad
Expert Panel with Monika Sie Dhian Ho (general director of the Clingendael Institute and member of the AIV), Stéphane Alonso (journalist NRC Handelsblad), Hanno Würzner (deputy director European Integration, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Hanco Jürgens (researcher, Institute for German Studies/University of Amsterdam).
Break with coffee/tea
Ambassador Panel with Maria Jesus Alonso Jimenez (Spain), Ilze Rüse (Latvia), Dirk Brengelmann (Germany), Jens-Otto Horslund (Denmark) and Kevin Kelly (Ireland).
Both panels will be moderated by Rem Korteweg, senior research fellow, the Clingendael Institute.
Keynote speech by Thijs van der Plas, Director-General European Cooperation (DGES), Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Closure & drinks in the Pleinbar