Baron Frans van Daele has had a long and distinguished career as a Belgian diplomat. He was Ambassador to Italy, the EU, the US and NATO. In 2009 he joined Herman Van Rompuy, the first President of the European Council, to become his Chief-of-Staff. He held this position until his retirement at the end of 2012. During his tenure at the European Council he witnessed the unfolding of the Euro-crisis and was an active participant in the negotiations for successive rescue packages for member states in need. In his seminar Ambassador van Daele will give a first-hand account of his experiences fighting the Euro-crisis, and elaborate on the effects of the crisis on the EU.
This event is part of The Europe Center's series on the "European and Global Economic Crisis."