What will Britain’s post-election EU policy be and how will member states react?
The UK general election on 7 May 2015 promises to be exciting, with a more fragmented political landscape on the horizon. Divisions no longer just concern the Labour-Conservative divide, but also national identity and EU membership.
At this event, the French Institute of International Relations, Open Europe and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom brought together experts and policy makers from France, Germany and the UK. They explored what David Cameron may request from his EU partners in terms of EU reform, if re-elected and if a UK referendum on British EU membership is scheduled. They also discussed how British EU policy will look like if Ed Miliband enters 10 Downing Street and what the possible reaction in France, Germany and other member states could be.
Hans H. Stein, Director, European and Transatlantic Dialogue, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
Mats Persson, Director, Open Europe
Syed Kamall, Member of European Parliament for the UK, Chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR)
Stefani Weiss, Director Program Europe’s Future, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Brussels
Vivien Pertusot, Head of Brussels office, French Institute of International Relations
Bruno Waterfield, EU correspondent, The Times
Les relations de Londres avec la construction européenne sont fondées sur un malentendu. Pour les continentaux, cette dernière est un projet politique global ; pour les Britanniques, l’Union européenne est une institution internationale parmi d’autres. La sortie des...