30 April 2019

Meet Michel Barnier at University of Copenhagen, 30 April 16.00-17.00

The UK voted to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016. However, the orderly withdrawal of the UK from the EU still has not taken place. At the last European Council the Heads of State and Government agreed with the UK that this should now take place at the latest on 31 October 2019. Moreover, if the UK is still a Member State on 23 May, it will have to organise its election to the European Parliament.

What does this mean for a country like Denmark, which traditionally has had strong economic and political ties with the UK? What does Brexit mean for the European Union in this year of change, with a new European Parliament, a new European Commission and a new President of the European Council?

Michel Barnier, former European Commissioner and former French Minister, has been the chief negotiator for all 27 EU Member States, and has thus been at the centre of these discussions. He has been involved from the very start, when the main negotiating objectives of the European Union were decided, and later, during the late night discussions in the European Council.

Michel Barnier is still focused on ensuring an orderly withdrawal of the UK from the European Union, and regularly visits all the Member States. He will be in Copenhagen on 30 April and will take part in a public discussion at the University of Copenhagen organised by the European Commission Representation in Denmark.

The discussion will be moderated by Professor Marlene Wind.

The event is free of charge, and will take place in room 35.01.44 on 30 April 2019, from 16:00-17:00 at University of Copenhagen, Gammeltoftsgade 15, DK-1355 Copenhagen K.

Please note that registration is necessary.