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17:30 - 19:00 23 January 2014

The European Union: How Europe's leaders can hang together - or separately


AV Hill Lecture Theatre | Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Sir Stephen Wall, Stephen Wall was for 35 years a member of the British Diplomatic Service. He worked closely with five British Foreign Secretaries and was Foreign Policy Adviser to Prime Minister John Major. His European experience includes five years as Head of the Foreign Office European Department; two years as Britain’s ambassador to Portugal; five years as UK Permanent Representative to the EU and four years as EU adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair and Head of the European Secretariat in the Cabinet Office. His book on Britain’s EU policy, ‘A Stranger in Europe’, was published in 2008. He has written The Official History of Britain and the European Community, 1963-1975, published in July 2012.

Europe is in crisis. The 2014 European Parliament elections will be contested as never before. Will the Euro zone sink or swim? Will the EU itself be condemned to a slow decline or will its members, those in the Euro zone at least, integrate more closely than ever?

Four former practitioners, from different countries and background, gave their answers in a recent report: Remaking Europe. Stephen Wall will give his view: sombre, realistic and a challenge to political leadership if the European Union is to prosper, not flounder.


Dimitrios Kraniotis
+44 (0)20 7679 4902 | d.kraniotis@ucl.ac.uk


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