Seminar Announced on British Foreign Policy Post-Brexit in Luxembourg

On behalf of the British Embassy and the Robert Schuman Institute, the British Chamber of Commerce is organising a seminar on the topic of “British Foreign Policy Post-Brexit” on Thursday 8 March 2018 from 17:00-18:30 at the Hotel Parc Belle-Vue (Salle de Conférence Marie-Thérèse, 5 Avenue Marie-Thérèse, L-2132 Luxembourg).

Guest speakers will be Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Under-Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Prof. Amelia Hadfield, Director, Centre for European Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University and Dr. Sergiu Vintila, Visiting Fellow, Institute of Political Science, University of Luxembourg.

Last September the British Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP said “As we leave the EU, the UK’s commitment to European security is undiminished. We will pursue a global foreign policy, and continue to work in partnership with our neighbours to promote peace, democracy and security in our continent and across the world.” The UK will begin to negotiate its future relationship with the EU27, including in the area of foreign policy, defence and security, in the coming weeks.

Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Under-Secretary of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (the senior official in the FCO), and a former British Ambassador to Germany and Israel, will give his views on the future of British foreign policy after Brexit and the prospects for a strong partnership between the UK and the EU in tackling the shared challenges we face in Europe and worldwide.

Professor Amelia Hadfield of the Canterbury Christ Church University and Dr. Sergiu Vintila, Policy Advisor at the European Parliament and Visiting Fellow in Political Science at the University of Luxembourg will share their views on how EU foreign and defence policy will evolve after the UK’s exit and the potential for a strong UK-EU partnership on foreign and defence policy in the future.

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​The event will be followed by a reception.​