After a free day on Sunday, the conference on the E.U. continued on Monday with more info on the European Union.
We visited the Council of Ministers and heard from the Secretariat of the Council. The Council has one member per nation, so we each sat at a ‘country’ seat around the table. We asked about the order of countries and were told it is a complicated combination of the alphabet, previous semester of service, and size of country. Like many of the questions about the E.U. the answer is it’s complicated, but it works.
After lunch we learned about the U.S. Mission to the European Union and heard a speaker on the European Parliament.
Tuesday we headed to NATO Headquarters. They are sensitive about pictures at NATO, so I didn’t take any. Here’s a picture of stuff from NATO.
Wednesday we visited the Supreme Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). They are less sensitive about pictures there, so I did take a few.