Representation in United Kingdom

Newsletter planning ahead from 12 to 31 July

This newsletter summarises the main UK media-friendly events, announcements and visits scheduled by the European Commission – as well as think-tanks and other stakeholders in London – for the month ahead. It provides media advisory and background information for journalists. All information is provisional and the European Commission reserves the right to make changes.

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EC London Press Office
Tel: + 44 (0) 207 973 1971

(Note: contact details may differ for some events outlined below)

Commissioner visits to the UK

None currently planned for the period.

Brussels Agenda and sources

All dates subject to change. For all announcements below, comprehensive press material will be made available on the day on the Commission's press release database, Rapid.

Details of times of press conferences, live streaming and on-demand access via Europe by Satellite.

8 - 11 October, Brussels – European week of regions and cities

Registration is now open for the European week of regions and cities. The forum brings together policy-makers, local and regional representatives and EU regional funding project managers from across Europe to debate the challenges that cities and regions face, discuss solutions and share best practice.

Deadline for media accreditation is 28 September. No on-site registration will be available.


UK events

12 July, Chatham House, London – Is the WTO still fit for purpose?

Chatham House is organising a panel discussion on whether the World Trade Organisation remains the right answer to latest developments in policy on international trade. Among the speakers are: Emma McClarkin, MEP, Professor David Collins, City University of London and Professor L. Alan Winters, University of Sussex.


17 July, Chatham House, London – Britain’s migration policy after Brexit: Choices and trade-offs

Madeleine Sumption, Director, Migration Observatory, University of Oxford will explore what guiding principles should underpin the UK's immigration policy after Brexit. She will also comment on the potential implications for business and the rights of EU and non-EU citizens.


18 July, Cardiff – Wales and Brexit: two years on from the referendum

Researchers from Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre will explore some of the legal and political issues linked to Brexit, considering Welsh, UK and European dimensions. The confirmed speakers are Dr Jo Hunt, Professor Roger Awan-Scully and Dr Rachel Minto, all from Cardiff University.