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Europa Institute Hosts Scottish External Affairs Secretary

Institute hosts Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs for EU anniversary speech


29 Mar 2017

The Edinburgh Europa Institute hosted Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, today for a public lecture as part of the sixtieth anniversary of the Treaty of Rome earlier this month.

Speaking on the theme of Scotland: A European Nation, Ms Hyslop noted the success of the European project in fostering peace and prosperity over the past six decades.

The Cabinet Secretary also set out the importance of Scotland’s relationship with the EU and the Scottish Government’s commitment to maintaining that relationship as Brexit develops.

The lecture was chaired by Prof Charlie Jeffery CBE, Senior Vice Principal of the University of Edinburgh, and the concluding remarks were offered by Prof Drew Scott, Edinburgh Europa Institute Co-Director. The event was organised by Anthony Salamone, Europa Institute Steering Group Member.

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

Prof Drew Scott FAcSS, Europa Institute Co-Director, is Professor of European Union Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

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.