EU and the UK
EU Commissioner László Andor in London
EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor has been in London 15-16 May. He gave lectures on youth employment and youth civic engagement at the University of London and on ‘Investing in people: how to maintain Europe’s competitiveness', at Chatham House. He is also scheduled to visit a project supporting young people at risk of exclusion, in Eltham South London, where he will be accompanied by the deputy mayor of London, Kit Malthouse.
EU Commissioner László Andor's speech at Chatham House
EU Commissioner László Andor's speech at the University of London
The EU Explained, a comedy by Matthew Perret
Matthew Perret, lecturer in European Studies, explains how the EU works with the help of rap, many flags, and a PowerPoint presentation in the wrong language. The comedy show has been staged several nights this week at the Canal Café theatre in Little Venice, central London, and continues until Sunday at 7.30 pm (7.00 on Sunday).
Finance for Jobs and Growth in Europe
On 13 May, TheCityUk, CBI, Prudential and KPMG met at Europe House to discuss finance for jobs and growth in Europe. The main messages were that the City believes EU membership is crucial to Britain's prosperity and the success of its financial services sector and that the City wants to see the role of the finance industry in promoting growth and jobs mainstreamed into a revamped EU growth strategy. The finance industry wants to perform its societal role as effectively as possible, notably in financing major infrastructure and dealing with aging populations. To do so, finance needs to be consulted earlier on regulatory proposals, which should all be subject to rigorous ex ante and ex post assessment for their impact on growth and employment, including their broader impact on the functioning of markets. The City will be very proactive in presenting its vision to policymakers, including the new Commission and European Parliament.
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