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Valery Giscard d'Estaing, president of the European Convention, will give a public lecture at LSE on Tuesday 28 February. He will explore the political future of Europe.

Valery Giscard d'Estaing is president of the European Convention and a de jure member of the French Constitutional Council. He was previously president of the French Republic and minister of finance and economic affairs.

Howard Davies, director of LSE, will chair this event, which is hosted by the European Institute at LSE and supported by LSE's Annual Fund. 

The Political Future of Europe is on Tuesday 28 February 2006 at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required. 


To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Press cuttings

The Daily Reckoning
The new EU treaty putting British sovereignty at risk (18 July 06)
In this article encouraging debate on Europe, the author refers to a lecture given by Valerie Giscard d'Estaing, the architect of the EU Constitution at LSE. 

Financial Times
Sarkozy sees the need for urgent European debate (2 March 06)
Valery Giscard d'Estaing, the 'father' of the European constitution as chairman of the convention that drafted most of it, spoke at LSE.

Giscard: France's rejection of the Constitution was a 'mistake' (2 March 06)

Agence France Presse
Giscard appeals to Britain, France to kickstart EU constitution (28 Feb 06)
Valery Giscard d'Estaing, the former French president, appealed Tuesday for Britain and France to relaunch the process of ratifying the EU constitution that he helped to shape. 'The progress of the constitutional treaty was called into question by two events - the No vote of the French and Dutch electors, and the return of British uncertainty,' he told students at LSE.

Food for thought: The week in ideas (28 Feb 06)
Valery Giscard d'Estaing, the father of the troubled European constitution, will discuss the political future of the EU at LSE. 

21 February 2006