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Academics discuss costs and benefits of EU membership for UK

8 December 2015

The Foreign Affairs Committee questions academics on the costs and benefits of EU membership for the UK's and the impact this has on the UK's role in the world.


Tuesday 8 December 2015, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 3pm

  • Dr Scott James, Senior Lecturer in Political Economy, King's College London
  • Professor Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Dr Angus Armstrong, Director of Macroeconomics, National Institute of Economic and Social Research

At 4pm

  • Professor Sir Alan Dashwood QC, Emeritus Professor of European Law, Cambridge University
  • Professor Panos Koutrakos, Jean Monnet Professor of European Law, City University London

Purpose of session

Likely topics for discussion include:

  • future development of the eurozone and implications for the UK, including relations between eurozone and non-euro states in the EU
  • current position of the EU in international law and its web of international agreements 
  • a legal perspective on potential implications for the UK's international relations if it chooses to leave the EU

Further information

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