The Edinburgh University European Union Society is pleased to invite you to its upcoming event:
Panel Discussion on Scotland's European Future
Wednesday 23 November 2016
5pm to 6.30pm
50 George Square
Lecture Theatre G.03
Doors open from 4.30pm
Wine reception to follow
In the days following the UK's EU referendum, the Scottish Parliament voted to give a mandate to the Scottish Government to hold discussions with the UK government and with the EU directly on Scotland's future in Europe. Protecting the benefits of Scotland's current relationship with the EU and maintaining a close relationship with (or membership of) the Single Market have become cornerstones of the First Minister's approach.
However, there are numerous challenges to achieving such a solution, coming from within the UK and from the rest of the EU. Can Scotland stay in the Single Market if/while the rest of the UK leaves? What are the political, legal and technical issues that would confront Scotland in trying to secure a differentiated settlement with the EU? Our panel will explore these timely questions facing Scotland.
Senior Fellow · Friends of Europe
Scotland Correspondent · Financial Times
PhD Candidate in Politics · The University of Edinburgh
Martine Bisenius | Chair
European Union Society Committee Member
About the Speakers
Dr Kirsty Hughes is Senior Fellow at Friends of Europe, Brussels and a writer and commentator on European and international politics and policy. She has worked for range of thinktanks, universities and NGOs, including in senior roles at Chatham House, the Centre for European Policy Studies, Oxfam GB and the European Commission.
Mure Dickie is the Scotland Correspondent for the Financial Times. He was formerly Tokyo Bureau Chief for the paper and correspondent in Beijing from 2003-2008 and in Taipei from 1999-2003. Before joining the FT, he worked for Reuters in Beijing and Tokyo. He speaks Chinese and Japanese.
Anthony Salamone is PhD Candidate in British and European Politics at the University of Edinburgh and President of the European Union Society. His research focuses on the politics of the UK's EU relations. He is Managing Editor of European Futures, the University of Edinburgh's blog on Europe.
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