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Dutch Minister of Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem will be the guest on Wednesday 8 March in Room for Discussion, the interview programme organised by Economics and Business students of the University of Amsterdam.

Jeroen Dijsselbloem
Photo courtesy of Dutch government

Those attending the session will have the opportunity to engage in discussion with Dijsselbloem regarding his role as Minister of Finance and President of the Eurogroup. During the one-hour session students can ask the minister questions about a variety of topics including Dutch state finances, the Euro crisis and Europe, and austerity policies and their results. Questions from the audience are welcome.

Time and location

Room for Discussion with Jeroen Dijsselbloem will take place on Wednesday 8 March from 12.00 to 13.00.
Location: Building E main lobby, Economics and Business, Roetersstraat 11, Amsterdam.
Room for Discussion is open to all students and the public. This session will be conducted in English.

About the guest

Dijsselbloem has been Minister of Finance in the Rutte-2 administration since November 2012. He is also currently in his fourth year as President of the Eurogroup, an organisation where European Union member states coordinate their fiscal and economic policy. In this capacity, one of the issues he dealt with was the financial crisis in Greece.

About Room for Discussion

Room for Discussion is the weekly interview programme of the University of Amsterdam. Students organise interviews with scientists, politicians, business leaders and opinion leaders in front of a live audience in a ‘living room’ set up at UvA Economics and Business. The goal of Room for Discussion is to encourage and inform students about current issues, entrepreneurship, and economic developments. Previous Room for Discussion guests include ECB President Mario Draghi, IMF Director Christine Lagarde, and prominent economist Thomas Piketty.

Read more about Room for Discussion