Looking into the Europe’s future – the perspective of the UK’s referendum

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Looking into the Europe’s future – the perspective of the UK’s referendum
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FEPS together with Policy Network is cordially inviting you to join our debate:

Looking into the Europe’s future – the perspective of the UK’s referendum

with a presentation by Lord (Roger) Liddle, the author of “The Risk of Brexit – Britain and Europe 2015”, and Jo Leinen, Member of the European Parliament. 

The event will take place in FEPS premises on Rue Montoyer 40 in Brussels on Thursday, 3rd December 2015 between 12.00 and 14.00

The participants will have a chance to engage in the Q&A’s sessions, as also receive the latest issue of FEPS Queries magazine Why the UK must stay in.

Light lunch will be provided

About the pamphletThe Risk of Brexit –Britain and Europe in 2015” 

The publication is the second edition of the volume that had been received with a great interest and has already profoundly contributed into stirring up the political debate of the centre left in the United Kingdom. The new release is not only updated, but also forward looking considering different scenarios that may effectuate in just months to come.  Taking benefit from the historical perspective of 1975, but also of the author’s first hand experiences with the EU politics and the Labour strategies for Europe, the pamphlet provides a panorama of 5 key issues:

  • How has the renegotiation agenda shifted?
  • How are EU partners responding to threats of departure from Britain?
  • What was the impact of the 2015 general election?
  • What are the politics of a referendum on membership?
  • How can a pro-European case be made?

By seeking answers to these questions, Roger Liddle assesses the impact of a series of miscalculated gambles by David Cameron and his forebears that leaves Britain teetering on the edge of an exit from the European Union.

About the speakers

Roger Liddle is co-chair of Policy Network and became a life peer in 2010. He is a member of the FEPS Secientific Council. He was formerly Tony Blair’s special adviser on European policy and subsequently worked for three years in the European commission, first in the trade commissioner’s cabinet and then advising the president of the commission. He has been at the heart of the Europe debate for two decades, with detailed knowledge of both the politics and public policy. Lord Liddle has written extensively on European and British affairs, including The Blair Revolution (with Peter Mandelson, 1996), Global Europe, Social Europe (with Anthony Giddens and Patrick Diamond, 2006) and Beyond New Labour (with Patrick Diamond, 2009), and, most recently, The Europe Dilemma: the Drama of EU Integration (2014) – which was launched during the FEPS Renaissance for Europe in April that year.

Jo Leinen (Germany, 1948) is Member of the European Parliament since 1999 where he is currently Chairman of the European Parliament’s delegation for the relations with China and Member of the Committees on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO), Foreign Affairs (AFET) and the Environment (ENVI).  Mr Leinen was on a delegation to London with the AFCO Committee on 16/17 November to hold talks on the EU-referendumHe is also President of the European Movement International and Honorary President of the Union of European Federalists. 

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