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"Europa blijft voor veel progressieve krachten wereldwijd een voorbeeld van gelijkheid, democratie en mensenrechten, dat ze kiezen boven het materialisme van Amerika of het collectivisme van het opkomende Azië. Op Nederlanders rust de verantwoordelijkheid om dat te versterken zodat onze waarden toonaangevend blijven in het Europa van morgen." - Lousewies van der Laan

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Lousewies van der laan at the Clifford Chance Lecture on Europe



The Clifford Chance 3rd Annual Lecture on Europe - in association with Leiden University - Thursday 22 May 2014.

This year, the annual lectureon Europe features:

Lousewies van der Laan, a former Member of the European Parliament for D66 (Social Liberal Democrats) who has spent many years of her career working in Brussels for the EU
Jonathan Djanogly, a conservative MP and former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice in the United Kingdom.
Tom Eijsbouts, who is a professor of EU law at Leiden University.

Together they will provide commentary and debate about the material increase in support for Eurosceptic movements within the EU and the impact that this will have on the upcoming European parliamentary elections.


The event will raise important issues, such as the potential consequences on business if European integration is delayed or reversed - and the imperative of European safety and security in light of the recent developments in Ukraine and Crimea.