Ambassador Balzaretti has served as the Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the European Union since 2012. In addition to highlighting the state of EU-Swiss relations, H.E. Ambassador Balzaretti will share his thoughts on the recently held referendum on migration and its consequences.
Moreover, Ambassador Balzaretti will discuss Switzerland’s economic ties with the EU as well as Switzerland’s role in recent developments regarding freedom of movement in Europe on one side and promotion of human rights internationally on the other. Ambassador Balzaretti will also discuss his diplomatic career, which has included early postings in Brussels.
Set up in early 2011, YPFP Brussels' Ambassador Series offers young and aspiring foreign policy professionals the chance to engage first-hand with high-level experts working in international diplomacy. Some of our previous speakers include the US, British, Israeli, Afghan, Australian and Indian Ambassadors to the EU.
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