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An EU 'Fit for Purpose' in the Global Age

Policy Network - LSE European Institute - ELIAMEP panel debate in association with FT Business

Date: Monday 9 March 2009
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: David Miliband, Frans Timmermans, Professor Loukas Tsoukalis, Sir Stephen Wall
Chair:
Maurice Fraser

An interdisciplinary, cross-party investigation of policy options for the EU post-2009, involving 50 experts from all over Europe. The final report will be presented to national governments and the EU institutions in spring 2009.

David Miliband is UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. Frans Timmermans, Dutch minister for European affairs. Loukas Tsoukalis is president of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). Stephen Wall is the former EU adviser to Tony Blair and UK permanent representative to the EU.

This event will present the conclusions of a joint research initiative by Policy Network, ELIAMEP and the LSE's European Institute into how the European Union can reform itself, both "internally" and "externally", to overcome and respond to the multifaceted challenges of the global age we now live in. Further information on the project, and publications arising from it, are available on the Policy Network website|.

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Podcast and Transcript

A podcast of this event is available to download from the LSE public lectures and events podcasts channel.| 

A copy of David Miliband's transcript is available to download.  Please note this is a draft text of the speech and may differ from the version as delivered.

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