SUNY MEU 2017 – Day 1: The Grand Opening


On Thursday, March 30th, the first thing on the agenda was exploring New York City. Having had a fantastic pancake breakfast, we were ready to discover:


Vesalius College SUNY MEU 2017 delegation at Central Park, New York.

Next, the conference officially kicked off at the SUNY Global Center, where our very own Linda Slapakova, playing European Council President Donald Tusk addressed all the delegations in order to outline the priorities for the summit. Agenda items for discussion were selected, and a speech was given by EU ambassador to the UN,  João Vale de Almeida, on the relevance of the EU for American citizens.

After the ceremony, a reception was held and everyone went to bed early in order to be ready for the first day of negotiations.


Linda Slapakova, as Donald Tusk, at the opening ceremony


Dieter Stroobants and Ivan Mannino, COREPER II and ECOFIN Secretariat respectively


The Vesalius College delegation at the SUNY MEU 2017 opening ceremony


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