"Spot-on in the Cricket Club" - Luncheon with the former Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Uffe Ellemann-Jensen.
Around 100 members and friends of DABS showed up in Singapore Cricket Club for DABS' 25th anniversary luncheon with Uffe Elleman-Jensen as guest speaker. In a fine and well-received address, the former Danish minister of Foreign Affairs took a broader view of the world in the past 25 years and showed that he still is a keen and sharp observer of what's going on around the globe. Answering a question about who would be the coming president of the EU he said with usual flick in the eye: "Well Tony Blair is the best qualified - so it will definitely not be him. It will probably be a completely unknown Dutchman". As it turned out a week later he was close to spot-on when Herman van Rompuy from the Flemish-speaking Belgian diaspora got the EU top-job.