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Jean Monnet Lecture: Štefan Füle

On Thursday, 2nd of December, the former European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Mr. Štefan Füle delivered the 2nd Jean Monnet Lecture of this academic year. The lecture, “The European Union's Foreign Actorness in its Neighbourhood: Perceptions and Reality”, was organized in partnership with the Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and the Jean Monnet CHANCE Chair at Maastricht University. Due to the coronavirus measures, this was an online lecture.

Mr. Štefan Füle served as the Minister for European Affairs during the Czech Presidency of the European Union in 2009. Subsequently, he served as the European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy from February 2010 to October 2014.

After his mandate at the European Commission expired, he returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he served as Special Envoy for the OSCE and the Western Balkans until October 2017.

Mr. Füle has also worked in the private sector as a Member of the Supervisory Board at the CEFC Group and as Advisor to CITIC Europe Holdings. After a period as Chairman of the Administrative Board of the Czech China Chamber for Cooperation, he is currently working as an Advisor to the President of Uzbekistan.

The lecture was recorded and you can find the video here.

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