Europe Day in Santa Fe – Panel Discussion

From: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Bishop’s Lodge, 1297 Bishops Lodge Rd

EU Day Dinner and a Movie Panel Ambassador Brito

Starting at 10:00 AM, a panel discussion including a selection of speakers will address a broad range of issues and questions.  The panel discussion will be followed by a lively question and discussion period involving the audience and the panel.  Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be available.

Members of the panel will include:

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Mr. Georgios Papanikolaou (Consul General of Greece in Houston), Mr. Edward Hererra (Director of International Trade for the New Mexico Department of Economic Development) Mr. Stephan Helgesen, (Honorary Consul of Germany in New Mexico). Moderator

Dr. James Joy, (Retired US Senior Foreign Service Officer)

Topics to be addressed by the panel will include but not be limited to:

  • The formation of the EU and the intentions of its members at the time
  • European countries that joined the EU as new members over the years
  • Socioeconomic impact on member nations belonging to the EU
  • Initial trade among EU members and between the EU and US and the long-standing lack of a free trade agreement between these two huge economies
  • Where has trade between the EU and US gone since it formed?  Where might it have gone?
  • Recent serious economic problems in some EU member countries (for example, Greece and Spain)
  • Recent importance of Germany holding all of its members fiscally solvent and keeping the EU intact


A program of the World Affairs Councils of America in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.