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Alexander Stubb declares bid to be EU chief executive

Former Finnish prime minister and Furman alum Alexander Stubb ’93 announced on Oct. 2 his candidacy to replace European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, becoming the second candidate to lead the center-right in European Parliament elections in May. Stubb, 50, is currently a vice president at the European Investment Bank. You can read more in Politico.

Stubb, who graduated from Furman with a degree in political science, has served as Finland’s finance minister, trade minister, Europe minister and foreign minister, as well as a member of the Finnish Parliament and of the European Parliament. He also has degrees from the College of Europe, the Sorbonne and the London School of Economics.

Last updated October 2, 2018
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