Romano Prodi, president of the European Commission, will speak at LSE later today [Monday 19 January] on a Constitution for Europe.
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.
Tickets for this event have now all been allocated, however a transcript of Romano Prodi's speech will be posted online as soon as possible after the lecture. Please check www.lse.ac.uk/events and click on the 'transcript' link after the event to access this.
Members of the press: To request a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
19 January 2004