Stijn Verhelst is Senior Research Fellow at Egmont – The Royal Institute for International Relations. He joined the European Affairs Program of Egmont – The Royal Institute for International Relations in November 2009. He became Senior Research Fellow in January 2012. He has published extensively on the eurozone sovereign crisis and the Banking Union project. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Political Science (2007) and a Master’s Degree in Business Economics (2008), both from Ghent University and a Master’s Degree in European Law from Université Paris-Sud (2009).