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2016

Speech by Mr Jean-Claude JUNCKER , Président de la Commission européenne à l'occasion de l'ouverture solennelle de l’année académique 2016-2017 at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 8 November 2016

Speech by Jörg MONAR , Rector of the College of Europe on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the academic year 2016-2017 at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 8 November 2016

Speech by Mr Tomáš PROUZA , State Secretary for European Affairs of the Czech Republic at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 26 October 2016

Speech by Mr Geert BOURGEOIS , Minister-President of the Government of Flanders and Flemish Minister for Foreign Policy and Architectural Heritage at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 6 October 2016

Speech by Mr Tibor NAVRACSICS , European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 1 March 2016

2015

Speech by Mr Alexander STUBB , Minister of Finance of Finland on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the academic year 2015-2016 at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 7 October 2015

Speech by Jörg MONAR , Rector of the College of Europe on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the academic year 2015-2016 at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 7 October 2015

2014

Speech by Jörg MONAR , Rector of the College of Europe on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the academic year 2014-2015 at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 23 October 2014

Speech by Mr Mariano RAJOY , President of the Government of Spain on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the academic year 2014-2015 at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 23 October 2014

Speech by Alex SALMOND , First Minister of Scotland on EU-Scotland relations , 28 April 2014

Speech by H.E. Mr XI Jinping , President of the People's Republic of China on EU - China relations , 1 April 2014

Speech by Inigo MENDEZ DE VIGO , President of the Administrative Council of the College of Europe and Spanish Secretary of State for the European Union on the occasion of the speech by H.E. XI Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China , 1 April 2014

Speech by Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble , Federal Minister of Finance of Germany at the 5th Bruges European Business Conference at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 27 March 2014

2013

Speech by Iñigo MÉNDEZ DE VIGO , President of the Administrative Council of the College of Europe and Spanish Secretary of State for the European Union on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the academic year 2013-2014 at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 5 November 2013

Speech by Jörg MONAR , Rector of the College of Europe on the occasion of the opening ceremonies of the academic year 2013-2014, in Natolin (Warsaw), on 16 October 2013, and in Bruges , 5 November 2013

Speech by H.E. Mr Algirdas ŠEMETA , Member of the European Commission responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud , 3 October 2013

Inaugural lecture by Kris PEETERS , Minister-President of the Government of Flanders and Flemish Minister for Economy, Foreign Policy, Agriculture and Rural Policy on the occasion of the inauguration of the final phase of Verversdijk at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 28 June 2013

Speech by Paul DEMARET , Rector of the College of Europe on the occasion of the inauguration of the final phase of Verversdijk at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 28 June 2013

Speech by Alexander STUBB , Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade of Finland at the College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw) campus , 5 February 2013

2012

Speech by Mr Vladimir FILAT , Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the 2012/2013 academic year at the College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw) campus , 29 October 2012

Speech by Paul DEMARET , Rector of the College of Europe on the occasion of the opening ceremonies of the academic year 2012-2013, in Bruges, on 17 October 2012, and in Natolin (Warsaw) , 29 October 2012

Speech by Dr Ian LESSER , Director, German Marshall Fund Transatlantic Center, Brussels at the High-Level Lecture on the Neighbours of the EU's Neighbours: "The United States and the EU's Broader Neighbourhood" at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 25 October 2012

Speech by Mrs Helle THORNING-SCHMIDT , Prime Minister of Denmark on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the 2012/2013 academic year at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 17 October 2012

2011

Speech by Ewa OŚNIECKA-TAMECKA , Vice-Rector of the College of Europe at the inauguration of European Parliament - Bronislaw Geremek European Civilization Chair at the College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw) campus , 29 December 2011

Speech by H.E. Mr Alexander STUBB , Finnish Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 17 November 2011

Speech by Mr Giorgio NAPOLITANO , President of the Italian Republic at the opening of the 2011/2012 academic year at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 26 October 2011

Speech by Paul DEMARET , Rector of the College of Europe at the opening of the 2011/2012 academic year on both campuses at the College of Europe in Bruges and Natolin (Warsaw) , 26 October 2011

Speech by Mrs Androulla VASSILIOU , EC Commissioner at the College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw) campus , 26 September 2011

Speech by H.E. Mr Abdullah GÜL , President of Turkey at the College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw) campus , 6 June 2011

Speech by Paul DEMARET , Rector of the College of Europe at the inauguration of European Parliament - Bronislaw Geremek European Civilization Chair at the College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw) campus , 13 April 2011

Letter by Jerzy BUZEK , President of the European Parliament for the Inauguration of European Parliament - Bronislaw Geremek European Civilization Chair at the College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw) campus , 13 April 2011

Inaugural lecture by Prof. ESPADA , Chairholder of the European Parliament - Bronislaw Geremek European Civilization Chair at the College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw) campus , 13 April 2011

Speech by Mr. François CORNELIS , Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee and President of Chemicals TOTAL at the inauguration of the TOTAL Chair of EU Foreign Policy at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 9 March 2011

Inaugural lecture by Prof. Stephan KEUKELEIRE , Chairholder of the TOTAL Chair of EU Foreign Policy at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 9 March 2011

2010

Speech by Mr Štefan FÜLE , Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy at the opening of the 2010/2011 academic year at the College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw) campus , 6 December 2010

Speech by Mrs. Angela MERKEL , Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany at the opening of the 2010/2011 academic year at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 2 November 2010

Speech by Paul DEMARET , Rector of the College of Europe at the opening of the 2010/2011 academic year on both campuses at the College of Europe in Bruges and Natolin (Warsaw) , 2 November 2010

Speech by Paul DEMARET , Rector of the College of Europe on the occasion of the keynote speech by the President of the European Council at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 25 February 2010

Speech by Herman VAN ROMPUY , President of the European Council at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 25 February 2010

Speech by Karel DE GUCHT , European Commissioner for Trade at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 4 February 2010

2009

Speech by Toomas Hendrik ILVES , Président de la République d'Estonie a l'occasion de l'ouverture de l'année académique at the College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw) campus , 7 December 2009

Speech by Paul DEMARET , Rector of the College of Europe at the opening of the 2009/2010 academic year at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 4 November 2009

Speech by Íñigo MENDEZ DE VIGO , Member of the European Parliament and President of the Administrative Council of the College of Europe at the opening of the 2009/2010 academic year at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 4 November 2009

Speech by Jerzy BUZEK , President of the European Parliament at the opening of the 2009/2010 academic year at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 4 November 2009

2008

Speech by Yves LETERME , Prime Minister of Belgium at the opening of the 2008/2009 academic year at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 18 November 2008

Speech by Paul DEMARET , Rector of the College of Europe at the opening of the 2008/2009 academic year at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 18 November 2008

Speech by Hans-Gert PÖTTERING , President of the European Parliament at the opening of the 2008/2009 academic year at the College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw) campus , 1 October 2008

Speech by Leonard ORBAN , EC Commissioner for Multilingualism at the College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw) campus , 6 March 2008

2007

Speech by Paul DEMARET , Rector of the College of Europe at the opening of the 2007/2008 academic year at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 15 November 2007

Speech by Rt Hon David MILIBAND , Member of Parliament for South Shields and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs at the opening of the 2007/2008 academic year at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 15 November 2007

Speech by Carl BILDT , Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden at the opening of the 2007/2008 academic year at the College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw) campus , 12 November 2007

Speech by Paul DEMARET , Rector of the College of Europe on the occasion of a visit of H.E. Abdou Diouf, Secretary General of the OIF at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 20 September 2007

Speech by Abdou DIOUF , Secretary General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 20 September 2007

Speech by H.E. Emin EYYUBOV , Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Belgium, Luxembourg and to the EU on the occasion of a talk on the relations between Azerbaijan and the EU at the 10th anniversary celebration of the Development Office of the College of Europe, at the Bibliothèque Solvay , 3 May 2007

Speech by Philippe DOUSTE-BLAZY , Ministre des Affaires étrangères de la République française at the College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw) campus , 29 January 2007

Speech by Alberto NAVARRO , Secretary of State for the European Union (Spain) at the College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw) campus , 19 January 2007

2006

Speech by Erkki LIIKANEN , Governor of the Bank of Finland at the College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw) campus , 8 December 2006

Speech by Karel DE GUCHT , Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs at the inauguration ceremony of the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 15 November 2006

Speech by M. Jean-Claude JUNCKER , Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Minister of State and Minister of Finance at the opening of the 57th academic year at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 30 October 2006

Speech by Paul DEMARET , Rector of the College of Europe on the occasion of a visit of Gilles de Robien, French minister of national education at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 23 October 2006

Speech by Josep BORRELL FONTELLES , President of the European Parliament at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 13 October 2006

Speech by Viktor YUSHCHENKO , Président d'Ukraine at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 12 May 2006

Speech by Lionel JOSPIN at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 4 April 2006

2005

Speech by Paul DEMARET , Rector of the College of Europe at the opening ceremony for the Beethoven Promotion at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 19 October 2005

Speech by Javier SOLANA , High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 19 October 2005

Speech by dr. Jan Peter BALKENENDE , Prime Minister of the Netherlands at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 25 April 2005

Speech by Jeremy KINSMAN , Canadian Mission to the European Union at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 17 February 2005

2004

Speech by Mr. BARROSO , President of the European Commission at the inauguration of the Academic Year 2004-2005 at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 23 November 2004

Speech by Paul DEMARET , Rector of the College of Europe at the inauguration of the Academic Year 2004-2005 at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 23 November 2004

Speech by Marcus POLLARD , Student of the College of Europe (Bruges Campus) during the plenary session of the Committee of the Regions at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 17 November 2004

Speech by Josep BORRELL at the opening of the academic year 2004/2005 at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 3 November 2004

Speech by Juhan PARTS , President of Estonia on the occasion of a visit to the Natolin (Warsaw) Campus at the College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw) campus , 29 September 2004

Speech by Philippe MAYSTADT , Chairman of the European Investment Bank at a lecture entitled: "La Banque européenne d'investissement au service des actions extérieures de l'Union européenne" at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 18 March 2004

Inaugural lecture by Rockwell A. SCHNABEL , US Mission to the EU on the occasion of a visit to the College's Bruges Campus on Thursday 11th March 2004 to deliver a lecture at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 11 March 2004

Inaugural lecture by Pascal LAMY , European Commissioner for trade on the occasion of a visit at the College's Bruges Campus on Monday March 8th 2004. He delivered a lecture entitled "Europe à 25: y-a-t-il un pilote dans l'Union?" at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 8 March 2004

2002

Speech by Valéry GISCARD D'ESTAING , President of the European Convention at the opening of the academic year at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 2 October 2002

2001

Speech by Romano PRODI , President of the European Commission at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 12 November 2001

Speech by Guy VERHOFSTADT , Prime Minister of Belgium at the opening of the academic year at the College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw) campus , 23 October 2001

Speech by H.E. Aleksander KWASNIEWSKI , President of the Republic of Poland at the opening of the academic year at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 2 October 2001

Speech by Graham WARD , President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 21 March 2001

Speech by Mario MONTI , European Commissioner for Competition at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 20 March 2001

2000

Speech by Paavo LIPPONEN , Prime Minister of Finland at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 10 November 2000

Speech by George PAPANDREOU , Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece at the opening of the academic year 2000/2001 at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 6 October 2000

Speech by Leo TINDEMANS , Belgian Minister of State Celebration of Pater Verleye at the College of Europe, Bruges campus , 9 May 2000

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