Big Three or Duopoly? Germany, France and Britain in Europe
Ulrike Guérot, Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin
Anand Menon, Associate Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House; Professor, European Politics and Foreign Affairs, King's College London
Dominique Moïsi, Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI); Visiting Professor, King's College London
Chair: Maurice Fraser, Associate Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House; Professor of Practice in European Politics, London School of Economics
In January 1963, German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and French President Charles de Gaulle signed the Élysée Treaty, laying the groundwork for Franco-German cooperation that would be the driving force of European integration. The speakers will discuss the relevance of the treaty 50 years on, the role of the Franco-German partnership in defining the EU's future and British perspectives on Europe's central relationship.
This event is organized in association with the French and German Embassies in London to mark the 50th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty.
The event will be followed by a drinks reception.