Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Renegotiation, Reform and Referendum: Does Britain have an EU Future?

06 March 2014 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Seminar

Conference Auditorium 2


  • Rebecca Taylor MEP, Liberal Democrats
  • Dr Richard Corbett, Labour MEP Candidate and former cabinet member to President Van Rompuy
  • Alex Story, Conservative MEP Candidate
  • Dr Richard Hayton, Lecturer in Politics, University of Leeds

Chair: Bernard Ginns, Business Editor, Yorkshire Post

The seminar will assess the objectives of different political and societal stakeholders as well as explore the key drivers of public sentiment. It will examine what reforms the EU is being asked to undertake by key business, NGO and union stakeholders on a regular basis through the development of ordinary EU legislation and where extra political impetus outside busi-ness as usual would be required to achieve key objectives. The seminar would explore the areas of EU competence that different stakeholders would like to see addressed as part of any UK renegotiation initiative. It will also review how such renegotiation proposals and the wider UK debate is regarded in other member states and how EU partners plan to respond to British requests.

The seminar will also act as a launch event for the new publication Renegotiation, Reform and Referendum: Does Britain have an EU future?- Free copies will be available.

This event is free to attend and open to all. Refreshments will be provided. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to: events@fpc.org.uk

Location Details

Conference Auditorium 2 (this is number 100 on the campus map)

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