Former MEP Henrik Lax meets the students of the Johan Skytte Institute
Henrik Lax, former Member of the European Parliament (MEP) will visit Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies.
On April 6, Mr Lax will participate to a roundtable discussion with Skytte institute’s students on the topic “Europe under stress. Which way out of the cris(e)s?”. The discussion does not only aim to map the current challenges to the process of European integration in these critical times of global chances, but also to explore future scenarios and foreseeable trajectories and their potential impact on the EU’s developments. The roundtable will take place at 16.15–17.30 at Lossi 36-305, Tartu.
On April 7, Mr Lax will give a keynote lecture on the topic “The EU facing the moment of truth?” within the framework of the Eastern Platform - Tartu seminar “A divided continent in search for a common language”. This event is organized by the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies of the University of Tartu and the Centre for EU-Russia Studies (CEURUS) in cooperation with Eastern Platform-Platform Ukraine, a multidisciplinary project based at the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (SSEES), University College London. The keynote lecture will take place at 16.15–17.30 at Lossi 36-214.
Henrik Lax (born on 6 May 1946 in Helsinki) is a Finnish politician and former MEP for the Swedish People’s Party of Finland, a member party of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. He has served as a MEP from 2004 to 2009. Mr Lax sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and was a member of the Delegation to the EU Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee. Lax was the Swedish People's Party's candidate in the 2006 presidential election and he also supports Finland’s membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Mr Lax’s visit is supported by the European Parliament Former Members Association (FMA).
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