Wed 5 November 2008, 6.00-7.30pm
Date: Wed 5 November 2008, 6.00-7.30pm
Venue: Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2LW
Peter Luff MP, Chairman, Business & Enterprise Select Committee
John Peet, Europe Editor, The Economist
Roland Rudd, Chairman, Business for New Europe
Serra Kaleli, First Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in London
Chair: Bob Laxton MP, Chair, All-Party British-Turkish Parliamentary Group
The Foreign Policy Centre, in partnership with Business for New Europe, launched a new pamphlet on 5 November that sets out a clear economic and business case for Turkish membership of the European Union. The event was timed to coincide with the release of the EU's report on progress accession and provided an opportunity to debate Turkey's progress towards accession, the challenges it still faces and the important economic and political linkages Turkey and the EU share.
The pamphlet, edited by Adam Hug at the Foreign Policy Centre, contains contributions from: Rt Hon David Miliband MP, Rt Hon William Hague MP, Commissioner Olli Rehn, Roland Rudd (Chairman, Business for New Europe) Dr Mehmet Ugur (University of Greenwich), Prof Refik Erzan (Bogazici University), Dr Bahadir Kaleagasi (TUSIAD, the Turkish business association), Sir Julian Horn Smith, (UK Co-Chair, Turkish British Business Council) and Dr Gareth Winrow (formerly of Istanbul Bilgi University).
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