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Romano Prodi to speak at LSE on a constitution for Europe

Romano Prodi, president of the European Commission, will speak on a Constitution for Europe on Monday 19 January at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). 

He will outline the contents of the proposal and highlight what in his opinion are the vital elements of the draft and the solutions that still need to be agreed. Drafting the constitution brought to the surface a number of issues that were latent to the European project, but now with 25 member states can no longer be overlooked if decision making within the EU is to respect the principles of democracy and effectiveness. 

Romano Prodi, president of the European Commission, was prime minister of Italy from 1996 to 1998, after founding the Ulivo centre-left coalition in February 1995. He is an honorary fellow of LSE. 

Howard Davies, director of LSE, will chair this event.

Constitution for Europe is on Monday 19 January at 4pm in the Peacock Theatre, LSE, Portugal Street, London. The event is free and open to all but a ticket is required. 


  • Members of the public: Tickets can only be requested from Monday 12 January. Members of the public, LSE staff and alumni can request one ticket via the online booking form which will be live online from 10am on Monday 12 January. Click here to access the form or visit www.lse.ac.uk/events Please note that for this event you will only be able to request one ticket due to expected high demand for tickets. Any requests for more than one ticket will be refused.
  • Members of the press: To request a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk 

7 January 2004