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The EU Reform Agenda: Why David Cameron Needs Allies Beyond Germany

23 July 2014 - 08:00 to 09:15

Chatham House, London


Quentin Peel, Mercator Senior Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House



Quentin Peel will argue that if David Cameron is to succeed reforming the EU, he cannot rely solely on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and needs to build a wider constituency of support in Europe. Recent skirmishes over the election of the next European Commission president have highlighted the tricky path ahead for the prime minister, and the limits of German support. The speaker will give insights into the nature of Germany’s government and Merkel’s character, outlining fundamental differences in priorities and perceptions between the UK and Germany which may impede Cameron’s agenda for the EU.

Attendance is strictly by invitation only. To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

This event is only open to Major Corporate Member and Partner organizations of Chatham House. To register for this event, please RSVP to Linda Bedford