Tom de Bruijn

In 2014, Tom de Bruijn, alderman in the city of The Hague, introduced former president of Latvia Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga i and professor Jonathan Holslag i at the 13th Europe Lecture. The theme of this lecture was 'Peace and Security' i

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Tom de Bruijn

Tom de Bruijn

Tom de Bruijn (1948) held one of the highest ranking posts in de the diplomatic service of the Netherlands, that of permanent representative to the EU. De Bruijn is lauded as a skillfull negotiator. As director-general European Integration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he played an important role in the negotiations on the treaties of Maastricht (1992) and Amsterdam (1997). 

Mr. De Bruijn is still very much engaged in European affairs. He is advisor to a number of organisations that study or engage with EU affairs. Mr. De Bruijn is also a special advisor to the special Task Force for Greece, established by the European Commission to aid Greece in reforming its economy and public administration.

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Previous speakers

Year

Speaker

Moderator

Theme

2014

Vaira Vīķe-Freibera i

Jonathan Holslag i

Tom de Bruijn i

Peace and Security i

2013

F.W. de Klerk i

Karel van Wolferen i

Bernard Bot i

Europe in the World i

2010

Herman van Rompuy i

Frans Timmermans i

Europa 2030

2009

Jan Peter Balkenende i

Jacek Saryusz-Wolksi i

Europa: een unieke geschiedenis, een unieke toekomst i

2001

Javier Solana i

Dick Benschop i

Enlargement of European Union: Opportunity of Threat? i

2000

Gerhard Aigner i

Margo Vliegenthart i

EURO 2000 and the Social Significance of Sport i

1999

Hans Tietmeyer i

Nout Wellink i

The Euro: The New Common Currency i

1998

Jan Hoet i

Rudi Fuchs i

Beeldende kunst in Europa i

1997

Mary Robinson i

Wim Kok i

Europe, the Need for Self-Reflection i

1996

Richard Goldstone i

Maarten van Traa i

Human Rights, Peace and Justice in Europe i

1995

Raymond Kendall i

Arthur Doctors van Leeuwen i

Law Enforcement in Europe i

1994

Lord Peter Carrington i

Berend-Jan van Voorst tot Voorst i

Peace and Security in Europe i

1993

Jacques Attali i

Wim Duisenberg i

The Costs of European Reconstruction i