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Jeroen Dijsselbloem

Former President of the Eurogroup and Dutch Minister of Finance

Jeroen Dijsselbloem Biography

Jeroen Dijsselbloem is a leading economist and former politician, serving in prominent positions in Dutch and European politics.

He was President of the Eurogroup until January 2018 and was appointed as Minister of Finance of the Netherlands on 2012, retaining the office until year of 2017.

He was elected by the members of the Eurogroup on 21 January 2013 for a term of two and a half years. The Eurogroup President chairs Eurogroup meetings, draws up its work programme and represents the Eurogroup in meetings with third parties and in international fora. On February 11, 2013 The Board of Governors of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) elected Dijsselbloem as Chairman.

In 1992 Jeroen worked as an assistant to the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) Members of the European Parliament in Brussels. He joined the staff of the parliamentary PvdA in The Hague in 1993, where he worked for three years as a policy officer in the area of spatial planning (including the environment, agriculture and nature).

Dijsselbloem sat on the Wageningen municipal council from 1994 to 1997. In 1996, he became an advisor to the Minister of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries in The Hague, a position he held for two years. He was then appointed deputy head of that ministry’s advisory section, where he remained until 2000. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 28 March 2000 to 22 May 2002 and from 19 November 2002 until taking up his post as minister. He was the party’s spokesperson on education and youth and covered a broad range of other policy issues.

From 25 April 2007 to 22 December 2008 he chaired the parliamentary investigation committee on educational reform. On 5 November 2012 Dijsselbloem was appointed Minister of Finance in the Rutte-Asscher government. He has been a member of the PvdA since 1985. He became the deputy leader of the PvdA parliamentary party in 2008.

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Future of the EU

The seemingly inevitable Brexit and election results on the continent have created a new political dynamic in the European Union. Combined with strong economic performance of the Eurozone, this makes for interesting times for Europa. What can we expect?

Bitcoin en Blockchain

Both private and unblock players in the financial sector are forced to act swiftly to understand and respond to the risks and opportunities of cryptocurrencies and the technology behind them. Is it a new ‘goldrush’ or an essential part of the fourth industrial revolution?

Financial markets

The financial sector is still dealing with the after effects of the great financial crisis, whilst new challenges are already right in front of us. How will markets respond to tapering, wat will new technology bring, where can the next bubbles be expected to bust? 

Global economic trends

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Financial sector

Modern society will assess the integrity of the financial system, its institutes and its players much more critical than in the past. Are you up for the challenge? Are your hard and soft controls in place? And what about the culture; has it changed?

The economics of Europe

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