Olli Rehn

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Olli Rehn about the Eurozone Crisis and EU Institutions at the SoU 2012Speaker – 9 May, 9.30 – 11.00

SESSION 1 – Economic Governance for Europe

Panel 1 – The Eurozone Crisis and EU Institutions: What is the Optimal Design?

Olli Rehn joined the current college on Commissioners in February 2010 as European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, and in October 2011 he was appointed Vice-President of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro. Before that he served as Commissioner for Enlargement (November 2004 – February 2010) and Commissioner for Enterprise and Information Society (July – November 2004).  He was the Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Erkki Liikanen between 1998 and 2002. In 2002-2003 Olli Rehn worked as Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Helsinki.

He was a member of the Finnish Parliament from 1991 until 1995, when he also chaired the Finnish delegation to the Council of Europe. He was a member of the European Parliament in 1995-96. He was deputy chairman of the Centre Party in 1988-94 and chairman of the Centre Youth in 1987-89. Olli Rehn has a D.Phil. in international political economy from Oxford University (1996) and MA in political science from the University of Helsinki (1989).  In 1982-1983 he studied economics, international relations and journalism at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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