BRIEFING – 1. oktober
Tænketanken EUROPA, Amagertorv 29A 4. sal, 1160 København K
(Indgang fra Strøget via Klostergaarden)
08:00 – 09:45
Ireland has always had a special relationship with the UK, but is at the same time a very engaged European member state being deeply anchored in the euro. How does Ireland balance these two relationships and what is the Irish perspective on the future of Europe? Can next years British EU-referendum force Ireland to rethink its European policy and will it move closer to the core in The European Union?
The former Prime Minister of Ireland John Bruton will in his personal capacity give a lecture on this at Think Tank EUROPA. And he will also share some of the Irish experiences on the opt-in model on Justice and Home Affairs in Europe.
John Bruton has previously served as the EU Ambassador to the United States of America. And he has served as Ireland’s Minister for Finance (1981-1982 and 1986-1987); Minister for Industry & Energy (1982-1983); and Minister for Trade, Commerce & Tourism (1983-1986).
8.00 – Light breakfast
8.30 – Welcome and short introduction by Maja Kluger Rasmussen, Senior Researcher at Think Tank EUROPA
8.35 – Presentation by John Bruton, former Prime Minister of Ireland and EU Ambassador to the United States
Followed by open debate and Q&A
9.45 – Event finishes