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Europa Institute Hosts EFTA Court President

Institute hosts Court President Carl Baudenbacher for public lecture


30 Jan 2017

The Edinburgh Europa Institute hosted Prof Carl Baudenbacher, President of the Court of Justice of the European Free Trade Association States (EFTA Court), today for a public lecture.

Prof Baudenbacher spoke to the title: The UK after Brexit: EEA Plus/Minus?, outlining his thoughts on the UK's potential future relationship with EFTA and the European Economic Area (EEA), following its eventual withdrawl from the European Union.

He also spoke to his work on the Court and the experiences of the EFTA states in engaging with the EU.

The lecture was chaired by the Rt Hon Prof Sir David Edward, Edinburgh Europa Institute Chair.

Rt Hon Prof Sir David Edward KCMG QC FRSE, Europa Institute Chair, is Professor Emeritus of Law 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.