European Union Society Hosts Scottish Brexit Minister

Society hosts Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe for open discussion

10 Nov 2016

The Edinburgh University European Union Society hosted Michael Russell MSP, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe, today for an open discussion with University of Edinburgh students and staff on Scotland's European future.

The discussion served as an opportunity for members of the University community to put their questions, thoughts and concerns on Scotland's future relationship with the European Union to the Minister following the EU referendum in June.

Mr Russell also explained how the Scottish Government is responding to the eventual negotiations on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.

The discussion was attended by Prof Charlie Jeffery CBE, Senior Vice Principal of the University of Edinburgh, and Europa Institute member. The event was organised and chaired by Anthony Salamone, President of the European Union Society, with the introduction by Darcy Hill, Vice President of the Society, and with support from the Society's Executive Committee.

Anthony Salamone, Europa Institute Member, is PhD Candidate in Politics at the University of Edinburgh.

Prof Charlie Jeffery CBE FRSE FAcSS, Europa Institute Member, is Senior Vice Principal and Professor of Politics at the University of Edinburgh.

The Edinburgh Europa Institute is the University of Edinburgh's research centre on European integration. Founded in 1968, it is the oldest organsation of its kind in Scotland and the UK. The Institute occupies a strategic position in academic and policy debates on Europe and organises a range of events and activities for academics, practitioners and the wider public.