Britain and the EU: a view from the European Parliament

Hosted by LSE European Institute “Perspectives on Europe”

Hong Kong Theatre,


Martin Schulz


Professor Craig Calhoun

Turbulent times, multiple challenges, permanent crisis mode. Can Europe cope? Are nation states better off alone? Is the EU just a scapegoat?

Join us at this lecture to find out why Martin Schulz thinks that the EU, despite its present bad shape, remains the answer to global problems and needs fixing not ditching.

Martin Schulz (@EP_President) is President of the European Parliament. He was born in 1955 and grew up in Hehlrath Germany. Aged 31, he was elected as the youngest mayor of North Rhine-Westphalia. Since 1994, Martin Schulz has been a Member of the European Parliament. In 2004 he was elected group leader of the Socialists and Democrats. He has been President of the European Parliament since 2012. On 1 July 2014 he was re-elected President, becoming the first President in the history of the European Parliament to be re-elected for a second term. 

Craig Calhoun (@craigjcalhoun) is Director and President of LSE.

The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) was established in 1991 as a dedicated centre for the interdisciplinary study of processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector. 

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