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Alex, Member of the European Parliament

Alexander Stubb, 36, is a Member of the European Parliament. He was elected in June 2004. Previously he has been a counsellor on institutional affairs at the Finnish Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels. He has been an adviser to the President of the European Commission, Romano Prodi. Alex was a member of the Finnish negotiating team for the IGC 2000 which led to the Nice Treaty. While at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Helsinki, he was involved in negotiating the Amsterdam Treaty, first as an adviser to the Finnish Member in the Reflection Group (1995) and later as a member of the IGC team (1996-97).

Alexander is also a Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges. He received his Ph.D from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1999, a masters in European Studies from the College of Europe in 1995 and a bachellors in Political Science from Furman University, USA, in 1993. He is the author of eight EU books and and some 30 articles on flexible integration, institutional questions, Intergovernmental Conferences and integration theories.

He is married to Suzanne Innes-Stubb, who is a lawyer for White and Case in Brussels. They have a daughter Emilie (27.10.01) and a son, Oliver Johan (04.04.04). They live in Genval, outside Brussels.

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