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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): The future UK-EU relationship

European Affairs Committee
The future UK-EU relationship

Tuesday 11 October 2022

Start times: 4.00pm (private) 4.00pm (public)


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Committee hears from former UK politicians

From 4pm on Tuesday 11 October, the European Affairs Committee will hear evidence from two senior political figures with experience relevant to the UK-EU relationship:

  • Rt Hon Lord Frost CMG, Conservative peer and former Minister of State at the Cabinet Office with responsibility for UK-EU relations;

  • Rt Hon Lord Mandelson, Labour peer and former European Commissioner for Trade

Meeting details

At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry The future UK-EU relationship

Background

The Committee’s aim of the UK/EU Relationship inquiry is to examine the overarching state of the post-Brexit UK-EU relationship and how it might be improved in the future. The inquiry will investigate:

  • The overall UK-EU political, diplomatic and institutional relationship;
  • The UK-EU relationship on foreign policy and security;
  • The UK-EU relationship on environment and climate change matters;
  • The UK-EU relationship on culture, education and mobility of people

This evidence session will focus on the first two of the four themes covered by the inquiry: the overall UK-EU political, diplomatic and institutional relationship; and the UK-EU relationship on foreign policy and security.

The intention is that this session will enable the Committee to gather some introductory comments on the state of UK-EU relations and some suggestions for how the relationship might be improved in the future.

Possible topics

  • The overall state of the current relationship between the UK and the EU, and the primary factors affecting this

 

  • How UK-EU relations might be improved in the short-to-medium term

 

  • The institutional relationship between the UK and the EU, including how this might potentially be developed in the future

 

  • The new European Political Community, including how the UK Government might approach this body and its possible implications for the UK-EU relationship

 

  • Post-Brexit foreign, defence and security policy coordination between the UK, the EU and EU Member States, including the experience of this in the context of the response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

 

  • How the UK should approach the deepening relationship between NATO and the EU, as a non-EU member of NATO

 

Further Information

 

Location

Room 3, Palace of Westminster

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