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The 'new British politics' and Europe: Conflict or cooperation? - Leeds

Date: Friday 21 January 2011, 6.00pm-7.30pm

Venue: Yorkshire Bank Lecture Theatre, Leeds University Business School, Maurice Keyworth Building, University of Leeds, Moorland Road, Leeds LS6 1AN

  • Edward McMillan Scott MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Liberal Democrats
  • Linda McAvan MEP, Labour
  • Dr David Seawright, Senior Lecturer in British Politics, University of Leeds (expert on the Conservative Party and Europe)

Chair: Adam Hug, Policy Director, Foreign Policy Centre

Our Leeds seminar launches a series of events around the country as part of a new project between the Foreign Policy Centre and the European Commission Representation in the United Kingdom. It seeks to explore the impact the new coalition government is having on the UK's relationship with EU institutions and other member states and on the dynamics of the European debate within the main parties. The panel will examine the potential internal and external challenges and opportunities facing the coalition on European issues, while addressing any impact electoral defeat has made to the Labour Party's long-term approach to the EU, given perceived problems over Lisbon ratification and EU migration. The event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be provided.

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