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Committee examine the view from Europe ahead of European Parliament elections

7 May 2019

The Committee on Exiting the European Union returns with an evidence session on Wednesday 8 May, as part of its over-arching inquiry examining the progress of the UK's negotiations on EU withdrawal.

Purpose of the session 

In this session, the Committee will seek an insight into key questions and issues facing the European Union, ahead of European Parliament elections on 23-26 May, and the subsequent appointment of a new European Commission.

The Committee will hear from representatives of the European Policy Centre (Larissa Brunner, Policy Analyst) and the Centre for European Reform (Charles Grant, Director), as well as former European Commission official Sir Jonathan Faull.

The Committee is expected to focus on the decision by European Council leaders to grant the UK an extension of the Article 50 process until 31 October, views within the EU on future negotiations and the future relationship between the UK and the EU and the impact of a new European Parliament and Commission.

The Committee will also question witnesses about the future of the EU, and how the Brexit process could affect longer-term strategic questions faced by the bloc. 


Wednesday 8 May 2019, The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

From 9.15am

  • Sir Jonathan Faull, Chair of European Public Affairs, Brunswick Group and former European Commission official
  • Larissa Brunner, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
  • Charles Grant, Director, Centre for European Reform

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