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Europe in the world: Can EU foreign policy make an impact?- London Event

Date: Tuesday 12th February 2013

Time: 6pm-7.30pm

Venue: Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Room, Houses of Parliament, Westminster


  • Emma Reynolds MP, Shadow Europe Minister
  • Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind QC MP, Former Foreign Secretary
  • Prof Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, Kings College, London
  • John Peet, Europe Editor, The Economist

Chair: Adam Hug, Policy Director, Foreign Policy Centre

At this Europe in the World event hosted by the Foreign Policy Centre and European Commission Representation in the UK, will debate the current state of EU foreign policy and explore both how Europe is seen on the world stage and the effectiveness of the External Action Service in delivering on its key objectives: building an effective new diplomatic service, strengthening EU influence in the neighbourhood and developing relations with strategic partners.

The event will explore the institutional and organisational challenges surrounding the creation of the EEAS and what tensions remain with other EU institutions and national governments. It will explore where the UK fits into the European Foreign Policy jigsaw and what impact the Eurozone crisis and other strategic shifts are having on the EU's role in the world and the extent to which it promotes 'European values' such as democracy and human rights both in the neighbourhood and globally.

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