SEMINAR / MEETING Region: Brussels

Creating a competitive EU post-Brexit

The British government is expected to trigger Article 50 in a few months and the ultimate effect on both Britain and the European Union are still largely unknown. Since the British referendum on the exit of the EU, intense discussions on the future UK-EU relationship have unfolded. What’s missing from the debate is an emphasis on how to make sure EU competitiveness is strengthened in this period of political uncertainty. Britain’s pending departure from the Union makes the competitiveness of the remaining 27 countries crucial and cause for a more focused debate on how to make sure EU stays competitive and increases its strength as a global economic player.

We therefore welcome you to a debate between representatives from five of the largest political groups in the European Parliament on how to ensure EU competitiveness in the aftermath of Brexit.
The speakers are:
Gunnar Hökmark (EPP, SE) - moderator
Hans Olaf Henkel (ECR, DE)
Fredrick Federley (ALDE, SE)
Philippe Lamberts (Greens, BE)
Marita Ulvskog (S&D, SE)
Artis Pabriks (EPP, LV)

Please RSVP by January 20th at the latest and join us on Twitter to discuss these issues at #Competitive27 #SPNBrussels

Warmly welcome!

Gunnar Hökmark, Chairman of SPN, Brussels
Sophia Bengtsson, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Brussels Office

Date and time

  • Tuesday 24 January 2017, kl. 15:00 – 16:30


Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, Brussels