Pressemitteilung Details:

  • 02.06.2015 - 18:41 GMT

Reform or Repatriation? EBD Exklusiv: What does the UK election and Cameron’s agenda mean for the EU?

Brexit2Reform or Repatriation? It is unclear whether the intention of “Prince Charming“ (FAZ) is to reform the EU as a whole or simply cut an agreement that will reshape the UK’s Treaty obligations in order to repatriate powers back to Westminster. Either way, the consequences of an EU referendum can be of an existential nature for both the UK and the EU.

“EBD Exklusiv” tries a subsumption with Petros Fassoulas, political scientist, EU-specialist and designated Secretary General of the European Movement International. “Cameron’s agenda is one of the great unknowns in European politics at the moment. Is it a threat to the EU’s integrity? Or an opportunity for renewal? Either way, finding some kind of accommodation for the UK constitutes a real challenge for European leaders and the EU as a whole. It’s potential ramifications shouldn’t be taken lightly“, warns Fassoulas. As a dauntless proeuropean at the head of the European Movement UK, the Greek citizen residing in London, has become a celebrity on the eurosceptical island. His interview partner at “EBD Exklusiv” is Joachim Bleicker, representative for fundamental issues on the EU external relations and relations to the EU member at the Federal Foreign Office.

Please note that the debate will be held in English under the Chatham House Rule. The event is followed by a press interview with Petros Fassoulas.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

12.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. EBD Exklusiv (held under Chatham House Rule)
2 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. press interview

European Movement Germany | Sophienstr. 29/29 | 10178 Berlin

Press contact and registration:
Kathrin Finke |T +49 30 30 36 201-16 |

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Save the Date:
More on the topic: Debate with following press interview on 11 June:
Greetings from London and Athens – Is the European Model Doomed to Fail?
with the liberal democrat Sir Graham Watson, ALDE chairman.

Sir Graham Watson was a Member of the European Parliament for the UK Liberal Democrats (1994-2014) and Chairmen of the liberal ALDE-party in the European Parliament. Since 2011 Sir Graham Watson is Chairman of the European Liberal, Democratic and Reformist Party (ALDE).

He is debating with Dr. Daniela Schwarzer, Head of Berlin office of the German Marshall Fund, and Nikos Charalambous, Secretary General of the KEFIM-Liberty Forum of Greece. The debate is moderated by Bernd Hüttemann, Secretary General of the European Movement Germany.

This event will be held in English and is a cooperation between the German-British Society, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the European Movement Germany.

Sir Graham Watson is available for interviews on the outcome of the British election, the British EU-referendum and possible „brexit“ from 2 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.

Save the Date: Thursday, 11 June 2015

12 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. press interview

European Movement Germany | Sophienstr. 29/29 | 10178 Berlin

Press contact and registration (please register until 9 June):
Johanna Hasting | Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
T +49 331 7019 – 266 | M 0171 334 5892 | |

Please find our German version of the press release under the following link.