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The United States of Europe

LSE and the Federal Trust Public Discussion

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2006
Time: 11.00am
: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Guy Verhofstadt
Respondent: Quentin Peel
Chair: Professor Lord Wallace

Please note the correct venue for this event is the Hong Kong Theatre.

Guy Verhofstadt has been Prime Minister of Belgium since 1999. He entered parliament in 1985, and became Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Budget. In 1993, he was elected president of the new Flemish Liberals and Democrats party. Following the referenda results in France and the Netherlands Prime Minister Verhofstadt wrote a book entitled The United States of Europe, the English version of which is being published by the Federal Trust. The issues raised in this book will be discussed at this event.

Quentin Peel is international affairs editor and associate editor of the Financial Times. Quentin has worked at the FT since 1975 in which time he has served as southern Africa correspondent, Africa editor, European Community correspondent and Brussels bureau chief, Moscow correspondent, and chief correspondent in Germany. On his return to London he became foreign editor, running the international reporting operations of the FT. He took up his present position in September 1998.

This event is in partnership with The Federal Trust.

Ticket Information

Update: Monday 13 March

The online ticket request form is now closed as all tickets for members of the public, LSE staff and alumni have now been allocated. Tickets for this event will be distributed as of Monday 13 March. Any applicants who were unsuccessful in their ticket request will be advised as soon as possible.

All tickets for LSE students are now also all allocated.

Returns Queue
There will be a returns queue in operation for this event. Shortly before the event starts we will fill any empty seats left by ticket holders with people from the returns queue. The returns queue will be located outside the entrance to the Hong Kong Theatre. Entry is not guaranteed to this event via the returns queue.

Video Link Venue
There will also be a live video link to D202, located on the second floor of Clement House. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry to this venue will be on a first come, first serve basis.


The United States of Europe (PDF)

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