Germany and the EU27: Where Next?
Date: Tuesday 28 November 2017
Location: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (Conference Room) | High School Yards · Edinburgh EH1 1LZ
Elmar Brok MEP
European People’s Party Brexit Coordinator · European Parliament
London Correspondent · Die Welt
Dr Philipp Murmann
Federal Treasurer and Board Member · CDU
Associate Fellow, Europe Programme · Chatham House
Dr Kirsty Hughes | Chair
Director · Scottish Centre on European Relations
While the European Union has rarely been short of challenges, recent times have seen it confronted with a multitude of complex issues. Contrary to the debate in the UK, however, Brexit is not a priority agenda item in the EU27, including Germany. Following September’s German federal election, talks have been ongoing to form a coalition government, though that process has recently faltered. All the while, debate continues internally and externally on Germany’s evolving leadership role in Europe and beyond, and how it should exercise that role. The EU27 must also decide in what form they will confront the major concerns of the day, updating the architecture of the Union to address changing preferences and objectives. With this backdrop, join us for a discussion featuring senior German and UK figures on the path ahead for Germany and the EU.
The Scottish Centre on European Relations is an independent EU think tank based in Edinburgh