EBD Exklusiv: Reform or Repatriation? What does the UK election and Cameron’s agenda mean for the EU?
The May 8 election result didn’t just deliver a new UK government. It also ushered in a new era for the UK’s relationship with the EU.
Prime Minister Cameron has promised to renegotiate that relationship and put the outcome to a vote, sometime before 2017. But it is unclear whether his intention 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.
This EBD Exklusiv aims to examine the following questions:- What exactly is Mr Cameron’s agenda: reform or Repatriation?
- What might possibly be on his shopping list?
- To what degree other EU leaders are prepared to accommodate him?
What is the view from Berlin?
- How does Cameron’s agenda affect the EU as a whole?
- What lies ahead for Britain’s membership of the EU?
We would very much apreciate your contribution to the discussion after the following guest speakers have presented and commented on the topic.
Hintergrundgespräch/ Background discussion: Petros Fassoulas, designted Secretary General EM Interntional, Vice Chairman European Movement UK
Erstkommentar/First comment: Klaus Zillikens, Head of the Europe Division, Auswärtiges Amt
Moderation: Bernd Hüttemann, Secretary General, European Movement Germany
Please note that the event will be held in English.