Ambassador Jan Store presents his lecture, “A New Beginning for Europe? The European Union in a Time of Turbulence and Uncertainties” on Nov. 20, 2019 at the University of Washington, Seattle.
This talk is hosted by the UW Department of Scandinavian Studies and co-hosted by the Jackson School of International Studies, in celebration of 25 years of European Studies at the University of Washington.
Jan Store has a comprehensive knowledge and experience of the European Union. He acted as Finland’s permanent representative to the EU from 2008 to 2013, and deputy permanent representative from 1995 to 2000. Between these posts, he served as director general for European affairs in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Helsinki and Finland’s ambassador to Poland from 2004 to 2008. Before that, Store was a member of the team negotiating Finland’s membership of the EU. He has also served in Paris and Geneva.
As permanent representative of Finland to the EU, Store represented Finland in the Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper II).