Belgium will enter 2024 as the rotating chair of the European Union. As one of the founding fathers of the Union, Belgium presides over the EU for the 13th time. The number might sound unlucky and the challenges ahead are surely daunting. That said, Prime Minister De Croo will talk about the strengths of the Union, its relationship with the United Kingdom, and the ways in which the EU needs to reform to stay in shape.
Meet our speaker and chair
Alexander De Croo is Prime Minister of Belgium. On 1 October 2020, Alexander De Croo took the oath as Prime Minister. The federal government Mr De Croo leads is made up of Socialists, Liberals, Christian Democrats and Greens – the four largest political groups in the country. The De Croo-government is the first gender-equal cabinet in Belgium’s history.
Chris Anderson (@soccerquant) is Ralf Dahrendorf Professor of European Politics and Society, LSE European Institute.
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