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

European Affairs Committee
The future UK-EU relationship

Thursday 13 October 2022

Start times: 12.00pm (private) 12.00pm (public)


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Committee to hold evidence session with former Finnish Prime Minister

From 12pm on Thursday 13 October, the European Affairs Committee will hear evidence from:

  • Professor Alexander Stubb, former Prime Minister of Finland 2014 - 2015

Meeting details

At 12.00pm: 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, including relationships with individual EU Member States, and some suggestions for how the relationship might be improved in the future. This will complement the evidence gathered by the Committee at its session with Lord Frost and Lord Mandelson on 11 October [include link to other news item in this sentence].

 

Possible topics

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

 

  • How leaving the EU has impacted on the UK’s bilateral relationships with EU Member States

 

  • How the institutional relationship between the UK and the EU might develop in the future – for instance, whether there would be merits in holding regular UK-EU summits

 

  • The new European Political Community, including how this forum might develop 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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