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Our view on Europe. In conversation with Wopke Hoekstra

9 May 2022 | 16:0017:10

| Spoken language: Nederlands

—disclaimer: this event is in Dutch —

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wopke Hoekstra give a speech titled “Our view of Europe” on Monday 9 May 2022 from 4:00 pm to 5:10 pm. He will be discussing, among others, civil dialogues and how they make a valuable contribution in shaping Dutch EU policy. He will also look back on the most important developments in the EU of the past year based on the Dutch State of the European Union 2022 and present a vision on Dutch EU policy for the coming year. The minister will also discuss the latest developments regarding the war in Ukraine.

In conversation with the audience

Rianne Letschert, president of Maastricht University, will give the opening speech. After his speech, the minister and moderator Annette van Soest – among others presenter of our podcast Café Europa, in collaboration with Haagsch College – will engange in a conversation with the audience in the room. It is also possible to follow the event and ask questions via a live stream. This livestream can be followed on the YouTube channel of Studio Europa Maastricht.


Minister Hoekstra speaks in the Muziekgieterij, the cultural stage of Maastricht. Maastricht is inextricably linked with Europe and European integration. The Maastricht Treaty, signed 30 years ago, is the founding treaty of the EU and sealed the intention of member states to develop a collective identity.

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9 May 2022


Boschstraat 7
Maastricht, Netherlands
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