19 March 2018: Jean Monnet Lecture with Peer Steinbrück
On Monday 19 March, the Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM) is pleased to welcome Peer Steinbrück, the former German Federal Minister of Finance and 2013 candidate for Chancellor, for a lecture on ‘Germany’s Role in the European Union: Towards a Reform of the Eurozone?’.
Registration is required due to limited space so please do so here.
The format of the event will be a 45 minute lecture, followed by a round of Q&As by the audience for the remaining time.
Date: Monday 19 March
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Location: Aula, Minderbroederberg, 4-6 Maastricht
Bio of the speaker:
Peer Steinbrück, member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), was Federal Minister of Finance (2005 to 2009) and Prime Minister of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (2002 to 2005). In 2013, he ran for Chancellor as opposition candidate but failed to carry the election. Having resigned from his mandate in the Bundestag in September of 2016, Peer Steinbrück now engaged in the founding of the Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung. As economist by training, he was Head of the office of the Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia, Johannes Rau, from 1986 to 1990. In 1993, he became Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. He then returned to North Rhine-Westphalia, where he became the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure in 1998 and Finance Minister in 2000.