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European Union Society Marks EU Anniversary

Society holds panel discussion jointly with Irish and German Consulates


07 Mar 2017

The Edinburgh University European Union Society held a panel discussion tonight on the future of the European Union as part of the sixtieth anniversary of the Treaty of Rome later this month.

The event was co-hosted with the Consulate General of Ireland in Edinburgh and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Edinburgh.

Irish Consul General Dr Mark Hanniffy offered opening remarks, after which the panel of academics and commentators considered the history of the EU's evolution and some of the challenges facing the Union in the years ahead. German Consul General Jens-Peter Voss gave concluding remarks following the discussion.

The event reception was generously supported by the Edinburgh Europa Institute and the Consulate General of Ireland in Edinburgh.

The event was organised and chaired by Anthony Salamone, President of the European Union Society, with support from the Society's Executive Committee.

Anthony Salamone, Europa Institute Member, is PhD Candidate in 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.