Festival of Politics

Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

At Scottish Parliament

Edinburgh, EH99 1SP


23-5 August 2013: Festival of Politics Festival programme Scottish Parliament Edinburgh 

  The event 'The Future of Europe and Small Nations’ on Saturday the 24 of August, 11:30-13:00, The Scottish Parliament may be of particular interest to YEM UK members. Please note in order to attend you must book tickets. 

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With the European Union (EU) soon to increase in size to 28 Member States, what ability does the EU have to further absorb new members? Might a widening of membership come at the expense of deeper integration? What are the potential consequences for smaller Member States? Is an increasing number of smaller Member States an important bulwark against the powerof larger states, and how can smaller Member States make an impact on the international stage and exert influence in the EU and the world? Chair Peter Jones is joined by panellists Professor Charlie Jeffery of the University of Edinburgh; Sir David Edward, former Judge of the Court of Justice and Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh; Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Economist at the European Policy Centre in Brussels; and Tim Phillips, a member of the Advisory Committee for the Club de Madrid. 

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