Debating with Minister-President Paul MAGNETTE


Friday 28.04.17
10:00 to 11:00


Auditorium 1
Verversdijk, Bruges campus
Verversdijk 16
8000 Brugge

Mr Paul MAGNETTE has dominated the latest international news, becoming known as the "little Walloon" who froze the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) which has been negotiated during more than two years between the EU and Canada, as well as for the "Namur Declaration" he initated, questioning the way the EU negotiates international economic and trade agreements and their content. 

The current Minister-President of Wallonia is a successful young man in the political arena of Belgium, although he always kept a keen interest in EU affairs. Indeed, before entering into politics in 2007, Mr Paul MAGNETTE was a renowned Professor of Political Science and European Studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) 

On Friday 28 April 2017, Minister-President Paul MAGNETTE of the federated Walloon regional government addressed students at the College of Europe about the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and, more importantly, about his opposition to this agreement. The key message? CETA itself was simply collateral damage to a broader opposition based on principles against a new generation of trade agreements.

Full article on La Voix du Collège, written by the student Bram DE BOTSELIER.

Visit of Magnette Paul.Ministre-Président de la Wallonie.28 April 2017

This event was open to the public.

For any further information, please contact simon-pierre.demontpellier [at] (Simon-Pierre DE MONTPELLIER) or justine.kubera [at] (Justine KUBERA), students at the College of Europe responsible for this conference.